Multi-speciality hospital and Institute of Petroleum Technology will revolutionise health and education sector in Assam : Sonowal

Multi-speciality hospital and Institute of Petroleum Technology will revolutionise health and education sector in Assam : Sonowal

India Blooms News Service | 13 May 2017

Guwahati, May 13 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas jointly performed Bhumi Pujan for a multi-speciality hospital to be built at Rojabari at a function held at Rojabari in Sivasagar district on Saturday.

The duo also ceremoniously launched the construction work of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) to come up at Sivasagar district.
   

It may be noted that the multi-speciality hospital will be built at sprawling land of 50 acre and the proposed 362 bedded hospital will be built at a cost of Rs 312 crore.
          
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Sarbanadna Sonowal said that during the last 11 month, the present state government has been resolutely working to uplift the poor section of the society.

He also said that in order to materialise the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the State Government has been relentlessly striving to achieve ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Bikash’.

Sonowal also said that the Prime Minister’s Sabka Saath Sabka Bikash has an undertone of Swargadeo Sukaphaa’s principle of equality as the State Government has accorded top priority to take all sections of the people on board to provide better health care facilities and quality education along with other amenities.

        
Sonowal said that Prime Minister Modi has started a new trend by abolishing VIP culture and promoting an ambience where Every Person is Important.

He also said that RGIPT will serve the need of youths of the State in getting quality education within the State itself and without having to go outside.
          
Acknowledging AASU’s role in bringing this institution to fruition, Sonowal said that it is the solemn duty of each and every individual to maintain the institution as the best in the country.

While thanking the Union Minister of State (i/c) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan for his role in releasing oil royalty, Sonowal said that the Centre’s action has boosted the State’s economy.

Sonowal said that the gesture is an indication of Centre’s commitment to take Assam to a higher growth trajectory.
    
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while speaking on the occasion said that it has been a long standing demand of the people of Assam for an Institute of Petroleum Technology and a Multi-Speciality Hospital which would cater to the needs of large of part of Assam.

He also informed that Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidyakiya Prathisthan has been entrusted with the responsibility of running the Multi Speciality Hospital in partnership with the ONGC, so that quality medical facilities can be provided to the poorest of the poor at affordable cost.

He also announced that the new hospital will be named after Swargadeo Sukaphaa who immortalised the Ahom Kings’ contributions in establishing Assam where all sections of the people can lead a life of dignity and equality.
          
On the occasion he announced that another medical college will be set up in Sivasagar with 60:40  partnership. He also promised of starting nursing schools from the Petroleum Ministry at different locations like Digboi, Duliajan, Numaligarh, Bongaigaon and Guwahati.

Pradhan also said that there had been resentment among the youths of the State for not getting the dues from the petroleum resources extracted from the State. But under the leadership of Modi, our Government is providing the due share for its resources and developing the entire region at a fast pace. The institute like RGIPT will enable the youths of the State to obtain necessary skills to get employment in petroleum sector.
       

Member of Parliament Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Rameswar Teli, MLA Jogen Mohan, Tapan Gogoi, Kushal Duori, Chairman cum Managing Director, ONGC D.K. Sarraf and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

 

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Multi-speciality hospital and Institute of Petroleum Technology will revolutionise health and education sector in Assam : Sonowal

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