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Nagaland CM invites Union Health Minister to lay foundation stone of new medical college in Mon

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 15, 2020 8:30 pm

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Kohima, Sep. 15 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that the new medical college in Mon will go a long way in fulfilling the needs of the far-flung districts of Nagaland as well as the neighbouring states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

Rio appreciated the union minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, for sanctioning the second medical college in Nagaland, and invited him to lay the foundation stone for the new college.

 ‘On behalf of the government of Nagaland, I cordially invite you to lay the foundation stone of the project. I look forward to your continued support and co-operation in implementing the project and all other health initiatives,’ the chief minister said in a tweet.

He sought the union minister’s blessing and assistance for putting in place a public private partnership (PPP) model for professional and efficient management of the project.

In a separate tweet, the union minister of state (in charge) for DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh, said that he had discussed state projects with the deputy chief minister, Y Patton, on Tuesday.

He added that the centre has sanctioned second medical college for Nagaland within three years.

A week earlier, state Health minister Pangnyu Phom had termed the setting up of the new medical college in Mon as a “landmark decision” of the union government.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 15, 2020 8:30:49 pm