In continuation of the social welfare measures taken under the MLA's local area development funds in Chaygaon constituency, Assam legislator Rekibuddin Ahmed on Sunday handed over an ambulance to the Mahatma Gandhi Model Hospital at Bamunigaon in Kamrup district on Sunday. Speaking to media persons at a programme, the MLA said the ambulance was the third such vehicle provided under MLA funds after an ambulance each was given to the Chaygaon Hospital and Singimari 30-bed Primary Health Centre recently.
"Many critically-ill patients cannot be taken to hospitals in the area owing to lack of ambulances, which puts their lives at risk. So this round-the-clock ambulance service would help make a difference and ferry patients to hospitals from internal areas at ease. Apart from the ambulance, another vehicle will be provided to the hospital staff within three months so that the staff could communicate to the hospital conveniently," Ahmed said.
The MLA handed over the key of the ambulance to hospital superintendent, Lalita Rohangpi.
The MLA handed over the key of the ambulance to hospital superintendent, Lalita Rohangpi. He informed that the ambulance has been procured at a cost of Rs 8.5 lakhHe informed that the ambulance has been procured at a cost of Rs 8.5 lakh.
Ahmed further said residents of Chaygaon and Boko area, along with tourists, will soon reap the benefits of a 27-km road from Chaygaon to Ukium at a cost of around Rs 80 crore. "The road is in its final stages and will be ready for use soon," the MLA said.
"On the other hand, the state land revenue department has handed over 78-bigha land in Nowapara village in Chaygaon constituency to the home department for construction of a full-fledged CRPF camp which will accommodate around 1200 cadres. Such a camp will be a significant asset for the people of the constituency and south Kamrup," Ahmed said.
"Moreover, an old-age home and children observation home will be reconstructed at an investment of around Rs 100 crore which will be sanctioned by the social welfare department," he said.