Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday inspected the ongoing construction works at the project sites of cancer hospital at Porompat and government quarters at New Checkon in Imphal. He said the government is targeting to inaugurate the hospital by March 2023.
"It has been a long dream to establish a cancer hospital in the state. The hospital will, to an extent, lessen the hardships faced by people of the state in travelling outside the state for diagnosis and treatment of cancer," Biren said during the inspection.
The hospital is being constructed on PPP model with the KARNIKOS Healthcare, an international organisation, he said and stressed that on its completion, it will be empanelled for CMHT, PMJAY and other government schemes.
The chief minister also said that construction of a block at the government quarter construction at New Checkon will be completed by March next year.
"We are also targeting to complete some more blocks and hand them over to the public before 2024," he added.
Earlier, there were only single housing quarters, he stressed, adding that with loans from HUDCO, new building facilities which are G+6 buildings are being constructed at the site.
The chief minister said that once the complex is complete it will solve at least 70-80 per cent of issues faced by government officials due to lack of housing quarters.
During the site visit, the chief minister was accompanied by Minister L Susindro Meitei, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, officials, etc.