Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on January 14 said that his government is committed to ensuring better health services to the people of the region.
Sangma inaugurated two healthcare centres in West Garo Hills district – Community Health Centre (CHC) at Bhaitbari and Public Health Centre (PHC) at Chibinang in presence of MLAs SG Esmatur Mominin and Abdus Saleh on January 14.
He said that the inauguration of the new community health centres is the testimony of the government’s efforts to make quality healthcare accessible to the people.
The CHC building was completed a few years back, however, the process to upgrade the PHC to CHC was delayed.
The chief minister expressed happiness that the long-pending demand of the people for the up-gradation of the Bhaitbari PHC could finally be realised and assured that the government will provide all support for manpower, equipment, accommodation for staff and other necessities required for the CHC to function efficiently.
Inaugurating the new PHC at Chibinang, he said that the government has been working to upgrade healthcare facilities across the state. He said that the government has made investments to provide better healthcare services.
He told the gathering that the COVID-19 pandemic had posed a challenge but the government with a synergetic effort is working to create better healthcare facilities. He also informed that the government is committed to ensuring the overall up-gradation of health care services in the state.
Earlier in the day, chief minister Conrad Sangma inspected the water treatment plant at Bolbokgre village under Bhajamara CS Circle of Selsella C&RD Block, West Garo Hills. The project implemented under JJM, Union ministry of jal shakti has enabled several villages by providing safe drinking water under Bhajamara GS Circle benefiting hundreds of households.
During the inspection, chief minister Sangma visited different households to witness household tap connections in the area.
He later had an interaction with villagers and assured that the government is committed to fast-track development in the region.
He also inspected the proposed site for the construction of a new PHC at Batabari in West Garo Hills.