In a bid to provide advanced, accountable and accessible healthcare to the people living in the tea garden areas of Assam, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday distributed an ambulance each to 26 tea gardens under Lahowal Legislative Assembly constituency during a programme at Matak Tea Estate, Lahowal in Dibrugarh district on Sunday.
The ambulances have been provided under the MLA's local area development fund for the years 2019-20 and 2020-21.
These ambulances will greatly help in meeting any kind of medical emergencies by swiftly shifting the patients to hospitals having advanced treatment facilities.
"The state government has undertaken several development initiatives in fulfilling its commitment for tea garden areas since coming to power," the chief minister said.
The chief minister also informed that the state government would implement water supply schemes in each tea garden for providing safe drinking water.He said the state government, with a view to ensuring better healthcare facilities at the tea gardens, would take steps for modernisation of the hospitals in the tea garden areas.
The chief minister also informed that the state government would implement water supply schemes in each tea garden for providing safe drinking water.
Further, highlighting the state government's pro-people initiatives, Sarma said issuance of caste certificates for the students living in the tea gardens would be simplified.
"Moreover, the state government will add 6,000 more beneficiaries under the Orunodoi scheme in Lahowal constituency. He also informed that flood and erosion management in Rohmaria would be fortified and Burhidihing flood management project would be intensified.
The chief minister also announced that the state government would construct Jagannath Community Centres in all the tea gardens of the state.