INR 2.7 crore given as land compensation for Mon Medical College
Dimapur, Aug. 16 (EMN): The Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, on Sunday handed over a cheque of INR 2.7 crore to Mon Village Council Chairman as land compensation for construction of Mon Medical College.
Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K told Eastern Mirror that after signing the agreement, the health minister handed the cheque of INR 2.7 crore to the council chairman of Mon village on August 15 for the land measuring 90 acres, priced at INR 3 lakh per acre, for medical college at Chah-yo, situated below Mon village.
The DC said that the ground work for the medical college has not started yet but the government is working on Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be issued shortly. He said that groundwork will start on receiving government’s order.
‘Experts will come and examine the site and designing of buildings and the building will happen eventually,’ he informed.
‘Right now, the department will also be asking Nagaland University to carry out soil stability and other study as that is a necessity,’ he added.
Nagaland Health Minister also tweeted about the handing over of INR 2.7 crore to the village council in the presence of Wezope Kenye, Secy, Health, district administration, Dpt sfficers and apex CSOs of Mon district.
It may be mentioned that the government of Nagaland had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, government of India on September 15, 2020, for establishment of a new medical college in Mon before the former Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan laid the foundation stone at the District Hospital on February 26 this year.
However, the site for the college was shifted from Chi Ponghoa to Chah-yo following land issue.