Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today inaugurated the MRI facility at Nazareth Hospital Shillong.
The MRI machine was funded Rs 25 lakhs from CMSDF and the Chief Minister announced an additional 25 lakhs.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Minister said that facility will benefit the people especially those from the rural areas. He said the MRI will be a huge step towards providing proper diagnostic service and people will no longer have to travel to different locations.
He also said that the health sector and the social sectors in the state have been one of the biggest challenges for the state. “But in the last five years we have been working from a very holistic point of view of looking at the entire health and making interventions at different sections so that we are able to improve the health sector in the state,” he added.
The Chief Minister further added that the approach of the government in the health sector is not only limited to health and wellness services but is looking at the health sector from the life cycle point of view. “We are very keen to ensure that we need to keep a tab and intervene right from the time a child is conceived till the child attains early adulthood,” he said. He stated that intervention at every stage of life is important and not only when an individual becomes sick.
He also thanked the Nazareth Hospital and the entire staff for their services in the health sector especially for the people from the economically challenged section.