Mon legislators identifies new site for medical college
Dimapur, March 17 (EMN): Following the land issue that marred the proposed Mon Medical College, just days after Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan laid the foundation stone, a new site has been identified at Chah-yo, below Mon village and a few kilometres away from Mon town for the construction of the institute.
Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, told Eastern Mirror that the issues regarding the proposed old site at Chi Ponghoa for the medical college had been resolved, as they had withdrawn the letter, and the land was available.
He informed that the legislators of Mon district held a meeting and decided to look into an alternative site as well, and following the criteria and protocol a new site was identified at Chah-yo, a few kilometres away from Mon town and below Mon village, and “we gave a proposal for 50 acres of the land”.
The legislators have recommended the new land and the college will come up there, he said. The Health and Family Welfare Department will inspect the land shortly, he added.
He went on to inform that they had already submitted the land compensation paper to the government.
“The land issue at the old proposed site is resolved and the land is available there as well,” he added.
It may be recalled that the Mon Medical College at Chi Ponghoa got into trouble earlier this month after the Goching and Chi village councils announced that they would withdraw the non objection certificate (NOC) they had earlier given to the district administration and Konyak Union for the construction of the institute, stating that the government had hurt its sentiments by failing to fulfil the pre-conditions it had set.
The move came just days after Dr. Vardhan laid the foundation stone of the college in the presence of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom and other legislators.
However, the village councils later revoked their decision to withdraw the NOC, saying that the land issue had been resolved.