The new super-speciality unit at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is scheduled to be inaugurated on May 10. State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday took stock of the preparedness of the unit.
During his visit, Sarma stated that the upcoming state-of-the-art hospital is built at a cost of nearly Rs 180 crores.
“The super speciality hospital built for the best-of-class treatments in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology and cardiac surgery should be able to attract patients not only from the state but also from nations of Southeast Asia through its world-class services,” he said.
The Chief Minister further directed all concerned to ensure that all medical equipment becomes operational so that the new state-of-the-art hospital can perform to its full capacity from the day of its inauguration.
He also asked the senior officials of the health and family welfare department to expedite the process of filling up the vacant positions of physicians as well as support staff such as laboratory technicians, nurses, among others.
It may be mentioned that once the new super-speciality unit will be operational, Cardiology, Neurology, Cardiac Surgery and Neuro Surgery departments will be shifted from GMCH to the new hospital just adjacent to it.