Nagaland: Decision to withdraw NOC for establishment of Mon Medical College revoked
Kohima, March 10 (EMN): Barely a week after announcing the withdrawal of no objection certificate (NOC) for the establishment of Mon Medical College at Chi Ponghoa, the village councils of Goching and Chi on Wednesday revoked its decision, saying the differences that existed amongst themselves have been amicably resolved to pave the way for setting up the long-awaited institute without any hindrance.
The Goching Village Council and Chi Village Council had issued a statement on March 2, saying that they had decided not to give “an inch of Ponghoa” for establishment of the proposed medical college over the state government’s alleged ‘backtracking on its promises’.
In a letter addressed to the principal director of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland, the village councils on Wednesday stated that they had decided to revoke its earlier decision to withdraw the NOC given to the district administration and Konyak Union after receiving a written assurance from W Gopang Konyak, the landowner of the proposed medical college site, to o-operate with the Chi Village Council in all matters.
It went on to inform that the landowner had declared “he will have no objection on naming of the Medical College Mon at Chi”.
Moreover, the statement said that Konyak had on March 7 written a letter to the principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare stating that he had no objection ‘on naming the proposed of Mon Medical College at Chi’.
The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, laid the foundation stone for Mon Medical College in the presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, legislators and other officials on February 26 before the statement from Goching and Chi village councils created confusion a few days later.