Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today inaugurated the Centenary Celebrations of Dr H Gordon Roberts Hospital at a function that was held at the hospital premises.
In his address the chief minister congratulated the hospital on achieving the milestone said that the occasion is also a time to acknowledge and thank the services of Dr H Gordon Roberts who arrived in Shillong in 1913 and started with a small dispensary in Mission Compound Shillong.
“We look back at the way the Dr H Gordon Hospital has contributed to our society and on behalf of the people of the State I thank all the past and present staff and members of the hospital for their numerous contributions,” he said.
He also recalled the days of COVID and expressed his gratitude to the hospital for its important role during the pandemic. He also informed that health sector is one of the most important priorities of the government. “Health is a top priority for the government and we look forward to work in collaboration with hospitals so that health services are available to our people,” he said.
The chief minister also urged the hospital to continue its mission in the principles of Dr H Gordon Roberts serving the people with love, compassion, commitment and passion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister hoisted the Centenary Flag in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.
The hospital at present is a 350 Bedded hospital with Accident & Emergency, Genral Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynae, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Child Health, Chield Development Unit, Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Dental, Ophthalmology with speciality and super speciality including 24×7 services.
The hospital also has a College of Nursing affiliated to North Eastern Hill University.