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James PK Sangma lays base for Manggakgre PHC

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TURA, Dec 10: Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare minister, James PK Sangma, laid the foundation stone for up-gradation of Manggakgre sub-centre under Jengjal Sub-Division to Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the presence of Tura Sadar SDO, Dr. Abhisekh Gowda, District Medical and Health Officer, Dr. Bijoy Debbarma, the local leaders, Nokmas and other dignitaries at Manggakgre on 9 December.

 

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Laying the foundation stone, the minister informed that due to non-availability of health-care facilities in the remote areas, many challenges have to be faced and at the same time, performance in the health sector in such areas was not up-to the expectations of the people. In order to improve the health-care facilities, the department of Health, discussed the issue with the CM and giving priority to health, decided to upgrade the PHCs into CHCs and sub-centers into PHCs, he informed.

 

He also informed that the road project from Manggakgre to Teksragre and Manggakgre to Aigre have been taken under the PMGSY and CRF respectively which will provide better road connectivity to the region.

 

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The welcome address on the day was delivered by the SDO, Tura Sadar, Dr. Abhisekh Gowda and the keynote address was delivered by the DM&HO, Dr. Bijoy Debbarma.

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