The 50-bed under construction AYUSH hospital in Sohra is 90 per cent complete, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has informed.
The minister paid a visit today to the facility, which is being funded by the Union Ministry of AYUSH at a cost of Rs 10.55 crore. The project was initiated in 2016-17.
Remaining work on the project will be completed after the monsoon, likely by October.
Once operationalised, the hospital will have outpatient (OPD) and in-patient (IPD) departments, antenatal care, etc. It also has space for an operating theatre, optometry services, labour room, etc.
The centre also has spacious accommodation for physicians and Class IV employees.
Recruitment for AYUSH physicians will be taken up by the district AYUSH society by the end of the month. The process for procurement of equipment is also in the offing. Lyngdoh was optimistic that services will be able to begin shortly and she will soon have a meeting with the Public Works Department for the redevelopment and construction of roads leading to the facility.
Meanwhile, the minister also visited the Ramkrishna Mission Hospital and was satisfied to observe that this non-profit organisation has been serving the people of the Sohra-Shella region and is preparing a 30-bed facility to further improve its services, especially in critical areas like dialysis, operating theatre facilities and laboratory testing, among others.
Lyngdoh also visited the Sohra community health centre and was pleased to observe the expansion of this CHC. Additional infrastructure built recently will further accommodate patients and will also include additional facilities in surgery, orthopaedics and other departments.