Shillong, August 11, 2019 (MMP): Meghalaya Health and Welfare, A.L. Hek has impresses on the Union Minister for DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh on the need to further improve the infrastructure in the state. Meeting the Union Minister at Raj Bhavan in Shillong , Hek profusely thanked the Mr. Singh for his continued support toward the development of Meghalaya through the Ministries of DoNER, Personnel, Department of Atomic Energy and Prime Minister’s Office. During their discussion, Hek thanked Mr. Singh for sanctioning the balance fund from the Department of Atomic Energy for the Cancer Wing at Shillong Civil Hospital, which will immensely help large number of cancer patients in the state.
It was highlighted that as per norms of National Green Tribunal, the state Government needs to have a hospital waste management and disposal system with focus on waste segregation and safe disposal especially for bio-medical waste. As such, support for a project will minimize the waste management problems of the state in general and Shillong in particular.
There was also discussion on need for state of the art Diagnostic Centre in Shillong and Tura. Rs 20 crores have been sanctioned for high end equipment for the state of the art Diagnostic Centre in Shillong under NESIDS scheme of Ministry of DoNER in 2018-19. Hek solicited funds for the supporting civil infrastructure for it amounting to an estimated Rs 6.5 crores. A similar state of the art Diagnostic Centre was proposed for Tura which is the constituency of Chief Minister of Meghalaya in NESIDS scheme of the current year.
The Shillong Golf Course is a historical landmark that speaks volumes about the rich history of the state associated with the sport. As the state prepares to host the National Games in 2022. Hek requested if Shillong Golf Course could be preserved , protected and nurtured for the National Games.
Other projects discussed were setting up of a botanical garden and children’s park which will enhance the tourism potential of the city of Shillong which would also serve as an added attraction for the upcoming National Games in the state. A request to Union Minister was specially made for an indoor stadium and swimming pool in Pynthorumkhrah, Shillong which will be the focal point of attention again for the National Games. Dr Jitendra Singh assured that he would look into the requests made in the letter submitted. MMP