Shillong, December 06: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma today laid the Foundation Stone for Shillong Medical College on PPP mode at Reid Chest Hospital, Mawbah, Shillong in the presence of Minister, PWD (B), M Ampareen Lyngdoh and Minister, Urban Affairs, RV Lyngdoh.
Addressing the gathering, Mukul Sangma expressed happiness on laying the foundation for the medical institution in the region on PPP mode and said that establishing infrastructures and taking up projects on PPP mode is a very challenging task for a government as the concept of PPP model is still new for many. “The state government of Meghalaya has successfully taken up many developmental programmes in the state on PPP mode and the establishment of a medical college in Shillong and Tura will bridge the shortage of medical professionals while providing better health facilities to the people of the state” he added.
The CM also said that a medical college is not only an institution for aspiring students who wish to become medical professionals but also a centre with the entire wherewithal to assist the government and the policy makers in respect of all the challenges associated with Healthcare sector. “Having such medical colleges in our own state will not compel our beloved people to travel to Delhi, Vellore or Chennai for tertiary health care” he said.
Dr Sangma also said that a new strategy for giving treatment has to be adopted and doctors and nurses need to equip themselves with knowledge and skill while treating and taking care of patients.