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Union petroleum minister inaugurates multi-speciality hospital in Sivasagar

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HT Correspondent
SIVASAGAR, Nov 4: Union minister for petroleum and mining, housing and urban development, Hardeep
Sing Puri on Saturday inaugurated the Siu-ka-pha Multi-speciality Hospital in Rajabari during a
programme held at the hospital campus.
The hospital built with a fund of Rs 350 crores under corporate social responsibility scheme of the Oil
and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), is being run by the Babasaheb Ambedkar Vidyakiya Pratisthan.
Addressing a huge gathering, Puri said, “The Sukapha 350- bedded hospital will provide world class
medical facilities to patients from across the state. The doctors and other staff are mostly from the state
now. People from other northeastern states will also be recruited in the future,”
Puri said that Prime Minister Naremdra Modi has prioritized development in the Northeast and more
than 300 visits from different Union ministers to the region in recent times amply proves that.
The Union minister added that the petroleum ministry has already provided funds for expansion of all
three refineries in Digboi, Guwahati and Bangaigoan for nearly doubling the production. He said that the
Modi government has been working hard to make India the third most powerful economy from the
present 5th position. It plans to extend its present 890 km metro railway to 1500 km to surpass the US
within the next few years.

Union minister of state for petroleum, Rameswar Teli said, “Providing the best health facility to the
people is on the top of the agenda of Prime Minister Modi. The hospital authority has employed a total
of 431 doctors, paramedics and other staff members. In the hospital, 14,408 government beneficiaries
have been treated so far. Under Operation Gap Funding, ONGC has spent Rs 605.55 cr. I also want to
thank Union minister Hardeep Sing Puri for extending his cooperation in the project.”
State health minister, Keshab Mahanta said that the hospital was set up on the basis of a bilateral talk
between ONGC and the state government> The ONGC has implemented the resolution taken in this
regard. He added that Rs 500 crore has also been sanctioned for the Sivasagar Medical College and
Hospital, the location of which is yet to be finalized.
State disaster management and revenue minister Jogen Mohan, Jorhat MP Topon Kumar Gigoi, Thowra
MLA Sushanta Borgohaun, senior executive of the BSAB Pratisthan Satish Kulkarni, ED of ONGC RS
Sarmah and a host of other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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