The Assam Cabinet has approved super speciality wings in six medical colleges of the state in a bid to make quality healthcare accessible to patients.
The medical colleges to be equipped with such infrastructure include Silchar, Tezpur. Jorhat. Barpeta. Diphu and Lakhimpur.
Briefing media persons after the Cabinet meeting on Monday evening, Assam Cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika informed that approval has been given to the 'Assam Health System Strengthening Project' funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency with an estimated budget of 23,800 crore.
The Cabinet has taken the key decision to improve access to quality tertiary level healthcare.
Moreover, the Cabinet approved the proposal of the construction of a Swasthya Bhawan, which is an administrative centre for dedicated training-cum-monitoring besides the development of a hospital management information system for hospitalsApart from the upgrade of six medical colleges, the project components include infrastructural improvement in six district hospitals at Silchar, Udalguri, Hojai, Hailakandi, Darrang and Dima Hasao.
Moreover, the Cabinet approved the proposal of the construction of a Swasthya Bhawan, which is an administrative centre for dedicated training-cum-monitoring besides the development of a hospital management information system for hospitals.
The Cabinet also decided to revise the estimated administrative approval for upgrading and expediting construction of three proposed medical colleges in Kokrajhar, Tinsukia and Nagaon.
Accordingly, the revised amount for expediting construction work of Kokrajhar Medical College and Hospital now has been increased to Rs 535.85 crore from the previous amount of Rs 382.69 crore.
Likewise, the revised amount for expediting construction work of Tinsukia Medical College and Hospital is Rs 626.35 crore as against the earlier amount of Rs 404.63 crore while that of Nagaon Medical College and Hospital is 559.80 crore as against the previous amount of Rs 404.27 crore.