The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal attended PM Shri Narendra Modi's massive rally in Dibrugarh on April 28, which marked a new era for healthcare in the state.
In the program, the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi inaugurated seven Cancer Hospitals in the state and laid the foundation stone of seven Cancer Hospitals. The hospitals are set up under the Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a joint venture of Government of Assam and Tata Trusts which is executing a project to build South Asia's largest affordable cancer care network with 17 Cancer care hospitals spread across the state.
Under Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, the construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction. Phase 2 of the project will witness the construction of seven new cancer hospitals. The Hon'ble Prime Minister dedicated to the nation seven cancer hospitals completed under phase 1 of the project. These cancer Hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat.
Under Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, the construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction.The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat to be constructed under phase 2 of the project. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that today's inauguration marked a historic moment for cancer care in the region and extended his heartfelt thanks to the Hon'ble PM for inaugurating seven Cancer Hospitals and laying the foundation stone of seven Cancer Hospitals across Assam.
"In the seven years under the leadership of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji, India has witnessed huge transformations and is becoming one of the most powerful nations of the world. The respect PM Shri Narendra Modi ji has given to the North East is unprecedented in the history of the nation. North East is the Asthalakshmi and now becoming the growth engine of India," the Union Minister said.
"The leadership of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji has brought permanent peace and rapid progress in the North East, transforming our connectivity via road, rail, air and waterways. It has given us the opportunity to connect with the world and grow. I thank the dynamic CM of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma for bringing affordable cancer care to the people of Assam and North East and extend my gratitude to TATA Trust Chairman Shri Ratan Tata ji and the Tata Trust family for their support in this noble initiative," the Union Minister added.
He concluded, "the cancer Hospitals in Assam will not only be a blessing for the people of the region but for the entire SE Asia. Under the Act East policy, Assam will emerge as the medical hub of SE Asia."