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Nagaland Health minister inspects medical college work progress, expresses satisfaction

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 19, 2021 7:17 pm
S Pangnyu Phom inspecting the ongoing construction of Nagaland Medical College, Phriebagei in Kohima on Wednesday along with officials from Health department. (Source: S Pangnyu Phom – Twitter)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 19 (EMN):
Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom on Wednesday visited the ongoing construction site of Nagaland Medical College, Phriebagei in Kohima and expressed satisfaction with the progress of work.

Taking to Twitter after his visit, Phom wrote: “Visited the ongoing construction of Nagaland Medical College, Kohima today. I am satisfied with the progress of the work and appreciate the sincere efforts put in by the contractors.”

The minister in a series of tweets maintained that he ‘took stock of the grievances faced by the contractors and assured all possible help by the department’, adding that the contractors were reminded of maintaining proper workmanship and following standard operating procedure.

Meanwhile, an update from the aide of the minister shared about the work and manpower status of the ongoing construction of the state’s first medical college. It was informed that the building’s column reinforcement, slab preparation and electrical conduit work were in progress.

“The work of the hostel building’s column reinforcement work is in progress; Medical Superintendent (MS) residence building work- truss and windows framing work and flooring work is in progress while truss work is in progress for dean’s residence building and sports complex,” the source informed.

The source further informed that work on reinforcement and truss work of an apartment, ‘road side CRSM wall, culverts and drains within campus were also in progress.

During the visit on Wednesday, the Health minister was accompanied by Principal Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao, Director of Medical Education Dr. Visasieu Kire and other officials.

It may be mentioned that the Union Health Minister visited the college site during his visit to Nagaland and affirmed to monitor it for timely completion.

Meanwhile, the foundation stone for the college was laid by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in 2014.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 19, 2021 7:17:47 pm