Centre plans ‘mobile air dispensary’ service for Northeast
IMPHAL, October 24: Mobile air dispensary will be launched in the region in order to give a big fillip to connectivity in the land-locked north eastern state of Manipur, according to Northeast and Department of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister, Jitendra Singh.
DoNER minister Jitendra, briefing media persons soon after attending a government officials meeting in Imphal on Monday, said they are working on the mobile air dispensary in consultation with health ministry as the response from the civil aviation ministry is encouraging. Such steps will enhance the delivery of health care services at the remote and faraway places of the state, he added.Informing that this will be a model for the remote places for the rest of the country, the DoNER minister also informed that his ministry is sorting out certain development activities in association with the concerned Union Minister of youth affairs and sports department for the establishment of the Sports University in the state.
Jitendra, reacting to a question on the revival of the Imphal-Silchar air service, admitted that the government is also seriously considering the proposal.
“We’re also working on it as we need to sensitise the airlines services from time to time,” the visiting minister added. On the question of delay in the construction of the much awaited National Highway 37 also known as Imphal-Silchar highway via Jiribam, he informed that necessary steps are on for the immediate completion of the road construction in consultation with the various agencies despite the “natural constraints.”
Expressing that Nitin Gadkariji, the Union ministry of Road Transport and Highways, is serious on the matter, he added that necessary decision has been taken and added that funds are available to continue with work.
Earlier, the minister chaired a high level meeting of the state officials of various departments.