Resubelpara, Nov 7: Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare minister, James P K Sangma laid a foundation stone for Bajengdoba Community Health Centre (CHC) in the premises of the Bajengdoba Primary Health Centre (PHC) on Monday in North Garo Hills.
James PK Sangma, addressing the gathering as the chief guest apprised the gathering of the urging of the Bajengdoba MLA, Pongseng Marak for the upgradation of the Bajengdoba PHC to CHC, the persuasion of which after perusal of the demographic need of the area has led the Government to approve the proposal and hence laid the foundation stone for the Bajengdoba CHC.
“It’s a momentous day to celebrate the up gradation of the PHC into CHC after a period of 33 years since the establishment of the Bajengdoba PHC. The upcoming CHC would prove beneficial for the local people. Bajengdoba being on the National Highway has often reported motor accidental cases time after time which questioned for the need of an upgraded CHC with better equipped medical infrastructures to address emergency cases,” said James PK Sangma.
The State has achieved 50 years of statehood and ever since, growth and development has been progressive in many sectors but there are still challenges that need to be addressed primarily in terms of medical, education, road connectivity and others.
Referring to the challenges posed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health minister added that the upgradation of various health centers in the State is meant at preparing health institutes to tackle anticipated medical emergencies in a much equipped manner.
He also informed the gathering of the advantage of MHIS whereby he said that insurance money has been enhanced where a beneficiary can avail from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 30 lakhs which will also include out-patient department under the scheme.
During the programme, Sangma also informed the State would soon send out its first batch of medical practitioners for a capacity building programme with the Tamil Nadu Government.
An appeal was also made to the local people for building good public relations with the medical professionals.
Others who accompanied the Health minister were Timothy D Shira, deputy speaker and Resubelpara MLA, Pongseng Marak, Bajengdoba MLA , Rupert Momin, Kharkutta MLA, North Garo Hills’ deputy commissioner, R P Marak and superintendent of police, Shailendra Bamaniya.