Arunachal: CM Pema Khandu lauds RK Mission, says Govt Committed to Improving Health Sector

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday applauded the role of R K Mission Hospital here, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic saying that the doctors, nurses, para medics and all staff of the hospital risked themselves but did not stop serving the sick and needy through thick and thin.

Laying the foundation stone of the 200-bedded multi-specialty hospital at the Rama Krashna Mission Hospital premises here on the occasion of Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan, Khandu said the people of the State, particularly residents of Itanagar, remain indebted to the R K Mission. Khandu also dedicated the newly-installed Siemens Magnetom 1.3 Tesla MRI machine of the hospital to the people of the State.

Acknowledging the contributions of the R K Mission in health and education sectors, the chief minister said it was ‘payback’ time for the State Government. “RK Mission has been giving to us since the early days of our existence. We decided it was time to give it back even if small. Therefore, we decided that the proposed 200 bedded multi-specialty hospital should be established as part of the R K Mission Hospital,” Khandu said.

The Chief Minister requested the management to set a target of two years for completion of the project so that it can start serving the people at the earliest. He suggested that the upcoming hospital building be constructed keeping in mind the natural ambience and go for a ‘green’ building. As a gesture of appreciation and gratitude, he donated Rs 20 lakh to the hospital from his personal sources.

Khandu also said that the State Government was seriously improving the health sector through creation of infrastructure, manpower and facilities, besides procuring modern and latest health equipment. “We are completely overhauling infrastructure and facilities of all the district hospitals. We have recruited and will continue recruiting sufficient doctors, including specialists, nurses of all categories, paramedics and other sanitary and assisting staff as required,” he informed.

Khandu also informed that the government had decided to select and develop one hospital each in every assembly constituency of the State with all facilities.

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