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Number of medical colleges in Assam increased under BJP: CM Himanta Sarma

Taking an indirect jibe at the previous Congress governments in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that the healthcare sector in the state has got a powerful boost under the BJP regime

Assam | Himanta Biswa Sarma | BJP

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BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma. Photo: Wikipedia
Assam's CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | Photo: Wikipedia

Taking an indirect jibe at the previous Congress governments in Assam, Chief Minister claimed on Tuesday that the healthcare sector in the state has got a powerful boost under the regime.

While visiting Biswanath district on Tuesday, Sarma said that improving healthcare infrastructure has always been a primary focus area of the government.

The Chief Minister drew a comparison between the number of in the state now with that a few years back.

"From just three earlier, the state can now boast of nine medical colleges," Sarma said.

The CM also exuded confidence that the upcoming medical college in Biswanath district should become functional by 2026.

With the at Tezpur and Lakhimpur already functional and the ones at Biswanath and Dhemaji under construction, all the four districts on the north bank of the Brahmaputra will have a medical college each, Sarma added.

The Chief Minister on Tuesday inaugurated the newly-constructed Gohpur Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital, located in Gohpur town in Biswanath district.

The state-of-the-art hospital, with a total build-up area of 5,029 square meters, has been built at an approximate cost of Rs 18 crore.



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First Published: Wed, September 21 2022. 08:03 IST