GUWAHATI: Giving a boost to the health infrastructure in the BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday ceremonially laid the foundation stone of Tamulpur Medical College and Hospital. The soon-to-be constructed first medical college in BTR will have 420 beds for the patients.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Shah said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bodoland Agreement was signed. Shah stated that the government has already delivered 90% of conditions of the agreement.
Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma during his speech thanked the Union Home Minister for his visit to Assam to launch the state government’s initiatives on the health care sector.
The Chief Minister stated that in last six decades after independence there were only six medical colleges in Assam. However, the BJP led government after coming to power initiated steps for setting up 23 new medical colleges, out of which a few are completed while many are on various stages of implementation process.
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah a new chapter for lasting peace in the state dawned with the signing of BTR Accord. He also informed that while most of the conditions have already been fulfilled, rest would also be brought to fruition soon.
Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua delivered the welcome speech, at the programme held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. Health & Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta and BTC Chief Pramod Bodo also addressed the august gathering. Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary and several Minister of the State government were present in the programme.