Every village in Assam will have 2 doctors: CM Sarma
Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday announced that every village in the state will have two doctors in next 15 to 20 years.
“There are 24,000 villages in Assam that require two doctors which amount to 48,000 thousand doctors. The medical colleges in 24 districts of the state will produce that required number of doctors in the next 15 to 20 years’ time,” said CM Sarma.
This was announced by the minister while inaugurating the much awaited Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
Dedicating the medical college to the people of the state, CM Sarma said that there will be similar colleges in every district headquarters of Assam.
The Chief Minister also said that the North Lakhimpur Cancer Hospital would also be inaugurated soon and North Lakhimpur would also have a university by 2025.
During the event, Sarma also announced the completion of the ongoing construction of sic medical colleges.
The Dhubri Medical College and Hospital will be completed by 2023, the ones at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia are to be completed by 2024, and the medical college and hospitals at Charaideo and Biswanath will be completed by 2025.
Additionally, the foundation of five medical colleges will be laid this year at Dhemaji, Morigaon, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Baksa and Tamulpur, two more at Sibsagar and Karimganj in 2023, and Goalara in 2024.
“If we can have 24 medical colleges in Assam, we can accomplish that goal in 15 to 20 years,” he further said.