Assam C M Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya C M Conrad K. Sangma will meet on July 23

Shillong, July 19, 2021(MMP)Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that Assam Chief Minister Himkanta Biswa Sarma has expressed willing to have a threadbare discussion on the long pending boundary issues between Meghalaya and Assam. This was assured by the Assam Chief Minister during the one-to-one meeting with Meghalaya chief Minister at Guwahati. The meeting of the state Chief Minister and Assam Chief Minister which lasted for nearly 45 minutes was accompanied by MLAs and representatives of political parties. Addressing the media, Chief Minister informed that he will hold meeting with Assam Chief Minister in Shillong on the 23rd of this month one day prior to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit. He further said that both Assam and Meghalaya is keen on solving the boundary dispute in an amicable manner that is acceptable to both sides, in which, high officials of the rank of Chief Secretaries and Additional Chief Secretary from both the states will also be present during the meeting. Sangma also said that another boundary meeting will be held between the heads these two Governments in Guwahati within a week after the Shillong discussion.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today informed that the state Government has taken the decision to go for a joint venture to retrieve the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd from the present situation.

Speaking to the media, the Chief Minister said after a threadbare discussion of all the stakeholders of the MeECL the Cabinet took the decision to revive the Power Department of the state through a joint venture. Sangma said the Cabinet opted for a joint venture, as it is unable to invest an amount of 190 crore rupees to MeECL viable.

Chief Minister today informed that the Government has taken the decision to bring the Shillong Public School and Pine Mount School in Shillong which belong to the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education under the School and Elementary Education Department.

The State Cabinet has approved the proposed Meghalaya Youth Policy 2021 to channelize 31 percent of the entire population of the State who falls under the youth category. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma stated that a detailed policy considering only the youths have been prepared by the Government looking into different aspects. The policy contains exciting programmes and plans which will cater to all the youths.The Chief Minister further said that this policy can channelize the youths so that they can work in a constructive manner for themselves, their families, the State and the country.MMP

  North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences to have best art facility for cancer treatment soon

Shillong, July 19, 2021(MMP)North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) is likely to have the best state of the art facility for cancer treatment very soon. Director of NEIGRIHMS P Bhattacharya said that the much-awaited Research Cancer Centre (RCC) at NEIGRIHMS is expected to become fully functional by February or March next year. He said that the construction of the building is progressing very fast and  NEIGRIHMS has also received approval for the procurement of all required instruments and machines for treatment. The treatment investigation will be online and following the approval, the hospital information management system is also being installed so that both the RCC and NEIGRIHMS hospital can work in unison. There is an urgent requirement for setting up of hospitals and treatment, as many cancer patients are forced to avail treatment outside Meghalaya. 

Shillong, July 19, 2021(MMP)Anticipating a sudden increase in COVID 19 cases, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) is not taking any chances and preparations are in full swing. Director of NEIGRIHMS Dr P Bhattacharya said that even though COVID cases have dropped, but there is still a steady flow and there is no way the hospital is going to let its guard down. He said that the institute has oxygen tanks, ICU beds and trained manpower in place to face the anticipated third wave. He stated that doctors and nurses of the hospital are now more confident in handling a mass health crisis than before with the system in place.  He further urged the people to maintain all COVID 19 protocols prescribed by the Government.  

Chief Electoral officer FR Kharkongor  says Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for bye-elections to two vacant Assembly seats once the COVID-19 situation improves

Shillong, July 19, 2021(MMP)The Chief Electoral officer FR Kharkongor said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the schedule for bye-elections to two vacant Assembly seats of Mawryngkneng and Rajabala once the COVID-19 situation improves. Kharkongor informed that the ECI is monitoring the COVID situation of the state. The ECI had deferred the proposed by-polls to three Lok Sabha and eight Assembly seats, including two in Meghalaya, in view of the second wave of COVID-19. It may be mentioned that both the Rajabala and the Mawryngkneng seat had fallen vacant after sudden death of Congress MLA Azad Aman and two-time Congress MLA David Nongrum.         

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