8th Aug 2020 12:08:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

MIDPU, Aug 7:  The much-awaited project of the state, the prefabricated Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) at Midpu which has been hailed as a vital infrastructural addition in combating the Covid pandemic was realised on Friday after its inauguration by Health Minister Alo Libang.
Secretary Health P Parthiban, MLA Doimukh Tana Hali, Directors- DHS Dr M Lega, TRIHMS Dr. M Jini and other officials were present on the occasion. 
The Health  Minister while  extending his gratitude to all the officials and  healthcare workers for their dedication in making the health centre in a record time which will start functioning from Saturday, also said the pandemic has been an eye-opener for the state reminding the need for upscaling the state’s health security. “However, now the state government is well prepared and is ready to tackle every situation,” he asserted.
Extending gratitude to the land donors for the hospital, the Minister also suggested the Health Secretary to immediately work on the boundary wall of the DCHC to ensure protection from any kind of encroachment.
 Disclosing about the fund management, the Health Secretary informed that the Health Department has sanctioned at  least 3.5 crore for the project initially with major expenses on heads such as seven containers approximately costing Rs 125 lakhs, water connection and approach road construction Rs-38 lakhs,  power and other transmission facilities Rs 35 lakhs. “We have also added two more structures, the estimate of which may be added later as per market rates,” he informed.  
Earlier, addressing the inaugural event Chief Engineer PHED, Toko Jyoti informed that no fixed estimate has been made against the project and all costs will be estimated as per prevailing market rates.
Local MLA Tana Hali while informing that the proposed land was donated by the people of Doimukh way back in 1986 also urged the Minister and officials of the Health Department to table the provision for the District Hospital in Papum Pare district. Director DHS M Lego informed that   the DCHC will cater to the moderate patients only, although  two High Dependency Units (HDUs) for SOS services have also been installed and there will be a total of 22 beds including the HDUs.
Responding to the query on the status of manpower, the Director DHS informed that the DCHC will be under DMO Papum Pare with coordinated support from the TRIMHS.

Kenter Joya Riba

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