Source: News Bharati English21 Jun 2016 16:50:26

Itanagar, June 21: In a major move, the medical college in Naharlagun might see the light of the day by next year as the State Government has set August 15 deadline for completion of the Tomo Riba State Hospital building. The State government is making efforts to make the state’s first Medical College functional by next year, said Chief Minister Kalikho Pul in a review meeting of the health facilities in the State.Pul asked the Department of Health & Family Welfare and the Noida based executing agency Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited to fast track the construction of the 300-bed Tomo Riba State Hospital for establishment of the Medical College. Pul instructed the department not to hold the payment at any stage and to certify the completed work immediately and release the payment to the executing agency so that work is not halted for want of funds.

Setting August 15 as deadline for completion of the Tomo Riba State Hospital building with all the state-of-art medical facilities, the Chief Minister asked the department to ensure that the procurement of the equipments must be done by the same agency that will run the hospital. The CM requested Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin to direct those departments falling in the earmarked area of the Medical College to vacate and shift their offices to some other locations immediately to ensure smooth construction work.

He also directed the PWD to start the process of tendering to start the construction of the 110 metre Bailey bridge over Pachin River and complete it within one year so that the construction work of medical college at Pachin Colony can be started soon. The Chief Minister directed the department to complete the construction of boundary wall of the earmarked area of the medical college within 4 months, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

Prioritizing road connectivity to the Medicity, he further said that the road from National Highway 415 to Pachin Colony will be widened into four lanes. He directed PWD to start the process of tendering and the widening work by September. The Chief Minister also exhorted all the line departments and officials to work in a coordinated manner to develop integrated health facilities in the State.

Observing the critical gaps in infrastructure and manpower in healthcare and education sector, the Chief Minister directed the departments to develop standardized designs for their facilities with the help of expert consultants. The Chief Minister further stressed upon development of critical infrastructure like Roads, Railways, Power and Water Supply to achieve comprehensive economic development.Director, Medical Education Dr. Moji Jini apprised about the progress of civil construction works in TRSH .

Pul directed Police, Education, IPR and Legal Metrology departments to immediately vacate their premises within the proposed composite complex of TRSH for completing the required norms of Medical Council of India within the stipulated timeline.

The Chief Secretary, while stressing on prerequisites for obtaining Letter of Permission from Medical Council of India for the Medical College, directed the Department to frame rules for recruitment of faculty and also proposal for affiliation to Rajiv Gandhi University. She also directed all departments to strictly adhere to the prescribed timelines to ensure that the Medical College becomes functional from the academic year 2017-18. Dr. Partho Gogoi, Regional Director, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI expressed satisfaction over progress of works in TRSH and assured all possible support to the State for providing affordable and accessible healthcare in the State.