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Mizoram to convert referral hospital into medical college
Published on 21 Oct. 2009 11:39 PM IST
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Mizoram Health Minister Lalrinliana Sailo on Wednesday said the government was planning to convert the ‘ruined’ Falkawn Referral Hospital into a medical college. In reply to a set of questions raised by Opposition members in the Assembly, Sailo said to convert the referral hospital into a medical college, the estimated cost could be anything between Rs 300 to 400 crore. A state-level committee had been constituted to follow-up the plan, he added. The minister alleged that the hospital could not be completed as per the original plan due to gross violation of guidelines by the previous government. Due to the stoppage of funds from the funding agency prompted by violation of guidelines, the capacity of the hospital had to be reduced to 50 instead of 300 beds, the minister said. He also admitted that the Health Department had refused to take over the hospital from the Public Works Department due to the dilapidated condition of the hospital.

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