After the Centre urged the state government to expedite the construction works of the medical colleges in Kohima and Mon, the State health and family welfare (H&FW) minister S Pangnyu Phom, held a consultative meeting with consultants and contractors working at medical college, Kohima at H&FW, secretariat on Tuesday.
Taking to twitter, Pangnyu said that matters regarding delay in work progress were discussed. He said that the contractors have assured to execute the work faster by increasing manpower. Minister also said that the contractor assured to hand over the buildings to the health department on time. “As this institution is our dream, I am putting all effort to make this a reality at the earliest for our future generation,” Pangnyu tweeted.
On December 3 last, union minister of state for health and family welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, in a written reply to an unstarred questioned raised by Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi in the Parliament, had said the Centre had already released Rs.170.10 crore (Central share 90% phase-I) for Kohima medical and Rs. 242.50 crore out of Rs. 292.50 crore (Central share phase-III) till date.
MP had sought for details of the progress of medical college in Mon district and also the completion time of Kohima Medical College.
The union minister had also stated that as per the scheme guidelines, the state government was the implementing agency including planning, execution and commissioning of the projects. With the release of funds, Centre had requested Nagaland to expedite the construction works of the medical colleges.