Guwahati: State department of health and family welfare announced the appointment of 201 nurses and 157 doctors for Lakhimpur Medical College at an event for ceremonial distribution of appointment letters held at the auditorium of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) in Assam on Thursday.
Addressing the event, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “Today, we have reclaimed a dream of establishing a hospital in Lakhimpur by assigning health workers with a plan to start the treatment facilities from the month of November.” Sarma said that two new government medical colleges have come up this year, namely Diphu Medical College Hospital and Lakhimpur Medical College Hospital.
Laying out the roadmap for the health department in coming years, the minister expressed that the state government resolves to build two new government hospitals each year.
“Constriction work for Dhubri and Nagaon medical colleges is nearing completion. We plan to start the functioning of these two medical colleges by next year,” stated Sarma.
Along with new medical facilities, Sarma also proclaimed that the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Changsari will begin admissions for medical students from November 1.
“I have noticed that the majority of people have stopped wearing masks and are also not maintaining social distancing. The virus is very much in between us, we should follow all COVID-19 related safety protocols,” he said.