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Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates additional infrastructure projects at GMCH

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GUWAHATI, Nov 15: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday inaugurated several infrastructure projects at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

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Speaking on the occasion, he said the new facilities will help the GMCH perform its varied roles, from being a medical college to a hospital, more efficiently.

It will also go a long way in helping the government realise its long-term plans for GMCH, Sarma added.

Among the buildings inaugurated by the chief minister is a 156-bedded guest house, built under corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

A state-of-the-art 450-seat capacity college auditorium built with partial financial support from Oil India Limited, a new addition to Hostel number- 4, a nurses’ quarter and the principal’s residential quarter was also opened by Sarma.

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Addressing the faculties, staff and students of GMCH at the inauguration venue, the chief minister congratulated them for the new infrastructure addition to their esteemed institution. These additions, he said, would go a long way in helping the government realise its long-term vision for GMCH.

Referring to the upcoming Pragjyotish Medical College, the chief minister said the city getting two medical colleges would be helpful in asset and resources distribution and would immensely benefit patients undergoing treatment for various ailments.

The chief minister also declared that GMCH students’ long-standing demand for a playground would be taken up as a priority and necessary instructions would be issued to concerned departments at the earliest.

The chief minister was on Tuesday accompanied by health minister Keshab Mahanta and principal of GMCH Achyut Baishya.

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