Nagaland Medical College to miss completion dateline
Dimapur, Aug. 26 (EMN): Completion of the much- anticipated Medical College in Kohima, which was expected by next March, could be delayed due to the nationwide lockdown induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, stated this on August 26 after inspecting the Medical College site to oversee the progress of the ongoing construction work.
“The work was supposed to be completed by March next year, however it may not be possible due to the pandemic and because of which the works could not be executed for some months,” he said.
Phom informed about his visit to the Medical College site via Tweeter on Wednesday. He tweeted, “The Covid-19 hasn’t only changed the lifestyle of people but it has also hugely impacted the development and economy of the country. As such, the ongoing work of the college couldn’t progress as expected owing to the imposition of lockdown. However, our team is in full swing and all works have been resumed, it will progress well,” he tweeted.
When contacted by Eastern Mirror to get an update on the progress of the Medical College, Phom said he had called for a meeting with the department officials at his office chamber after his visit to the site. He said that he has directed the officials to call for a meeting with all the firms and contractors to review the work plan.
Phom also informed that because of the lockdown many labourers from other states and districts had left for their hometown and are now facing difficulty coming back to work.
However, with the resumption of work, he was optimistic that it would progress well.