Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday inaugurated the cardiothoracic and neuroscience centre of the super specialty hospital under Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), while lauding Assam's transformation into a health care hub not only in the Northeast, but also for the entire country. Present at the inauguration, Amit Shah dedicated the Rs 273 crore Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience centre to the nation.
This is a 300 bedded hospital. It is spread across an area of 3.85 lakh sq feet and will have OPDs which will be operational for six days a week. Apart from that there are 10 ICUs in each department along with 38 paid cabins. Shah asserted that healthcare is no longer urban-centric and hospitals were coming up to the Tehsil and block levels, opening up various scopes in the field of medicine.
Addressing the crowd during the inauguration ceremony of the Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience centre, Assam chief minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma first thanked Amit Shah for gracing the program and inaugurating the new hospital. He added that the concept of setting up this hospital was planned in the tenure when Dr Sarma was serving as the health minister in the state in 2008. The Indian Government funded Rs 62 crore to set up the hospital. Dr Sarma said that after Narendra Modi took charges as the Prime Minister of India, construction of two superspecialty hospitals were approved.
Some new plans are being sketched out with the old GMCH, under which all the departments with be separated and a new hospital will be created where 3000 people will be given treatmentOne of that have been successfully set up in Dibrugarh and the other in Guwahati. It was a matter of huge success that the centre of Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience centre could be set up in Guwahati near the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. Separate blocks will be set up for the urology and nephrology department, hematology block and cardiology and neurology block within the same complex. Some new plans are being sketched out with the old GMCH, under which all the departments with be separated and a new hospital will be created where 3000 people will be given treatment.
Meanwhile,the state health minister Keshab Mahanta informed that the 25 medical colleges across the state would be set up within the next five years. "We want to establish Assam as a model state in the healthcare sector," he said.
Senior dignitories from the state health department along with several MLAs were present at the inauguration session.