CM opens civil hospital at Mawiawban
From Our Correspondent
NONGSTOIN: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday inaugurated a 100-bed Civil Hospital at Mawiawban, West Khasi Hills. The foundation stone of the hospital had been laid by the then Chief Minister DD Lapang on September 13, 2004.
The hospital, built at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore, will initially have facilities for 10 beds only as arrangements to procure all other necessary equipments and services were on.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Sangma urged upon the hospital fraternity to ensure quality services to the patients.
Dr Sangma also thanked the land owner who answered to the need of the hour and generously donated the land for the greater good of the society.
Although NGOs have already started expressing concern that the hospital would soon be relegated to the status of a CHC or a PHC in the absence of sufficient medicines and non-availability of regular doctors, the Chief Minister assured that the Government would soon get over the initial hiccups.
He added that necessary equipments like X-ray machines and CT scan machines would be available at the hospital.
Sordar of Mawkadiang, P Wanniang, said the Health Department had failed to recognize the yeoman service rendered by the land owner (Late) Ms. Shim Phyrnai Syiemlieh who donated the land to the department, in return of which the department would arrange to provide jobs to her children and family members. He urged upon the government to fulfill the promise made to the donator’s family.
Besides, he also demanded construction of a proper road and a footpath from the Mawkadiang locality to the hospital.
Source: The Shillong Times