Imphal, August 11: The proposed Japanese Second World War memorial hospital to be funded by the Japanese government will be constructed at Lousi Loukon of Khabeisoi in Imphal east district. A sign board to mark the allocation of the land was erected today.
The hospital is to be constructed under the Japanese Second World War Memorial Hospital Act with financial assistance from the Japanese government under its Grand Grass Root Project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 6 crore.
Out of the around 40 acre land required for the construction of the hospital, one acre of land has been acquired by the hospital construction authority, said controller of the Japanese Hospital Manipur, M Ibomcha, who was speaking at the function organised in connection with the sign board erection.
Earlier, the hospital was planned to be constructed at Yainangpokpi but as per guidelines the hospital could not be located beyond a 10 km radius of the state capital. Following a review it was decided that the hospital be constructed at Khabeisoi, the controller clarified.
The proposed hospital is targeted to deliver a unique healthcare service to the people of the state and once the hospital comes up, inconveniences faced by the people in going outside the state for medical treatment will be reduced to some extent.
Doctors of the proposed hospital will work in coordination with doctors in Japan while treating complicated patients, he said while appealing to the people to extend co-operation in the setting up of the hospital in the area.