New Delhi. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today inspected the Kohima Medical College under construction in Kohima.
Interacting with the reporters during the inspection, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the central government is committed to improve health services across the country and the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in this direction. He said that a substantial increase has been made in this year’s general budget for health, sanitation and drinking water, which is paving the way for better health of the people.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed happiness over the progress of the construction work of the medical college and said that the state government has set a target of completing this medical college in the middle of 2022. He said that the central government would continue to work for the development of Nagaland. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to expand and improve the existing infrastructure in the North East region.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that one of the aspirational districts of this region, Mon was selected for setting up a medical college, as there was lack of facilities in this area after independence. He said that we want people to get the benefits of health facilities and health education. He expressed his desire to visit Nagaland once again after the construction of medical colleges is completed. He said that he would be in touch with the state government to ensure timely construction of these medical colleges.
While returning from the Kohima Medical College site, Dr. Harsh Vardhan went to see the Kohima War Cemetery, where he paid floral tributes to the martyrs of the Second World War. Earlier in the day, the Union Minister was welcomed at a function held in Kohima village.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan in traditional Naga costume expressed his gratitude to the people of Nagaland for hosting. The Union Minister also visited Nagaland Civil Secretariat and Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Center Sikha Jhau. He left for Imphal after the conclusion of the three-day Nagaland tour.