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Soon, super-specialty hospital at Amingaon

GUWAHATI: Assam government and the Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on Monday for setting up a super-specialty hospital at Amingaon, on the outskirts of the city, with an investment of about Rs 150 crore.

The MoU was formally signed at the secretariat complex in the presence of chief minister Tarun Gogoi, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Narayana Hrudayalaya chairman Devi Shetty.

“Our effort has always been to provide quality medical care, especially to the poor. The super-specialty hospital, which will come up in public-private partnership mode, will be able to provide best of health facilities to the poor at a very low cost,” said Gogoi.

The health minister informed that the state government will provide Rs 22 crore, land and an existing building for the hospital. Shetty said the hospital would open up a new chapter in the history of taking super- specialty healthcare to the poor.

The chief minister, in his 2011-12 budget speech, had announced setting up of the hospital.

The super-specialty services include cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and dialysis. Fifty per cent of all beds would be charged at 1.85 per cent below central government health scheme (GGHS) schedule rates. Similarly, 50 per cent of OPD and diagnostics will be also be charged at 1.85 per cent below CGHS schedule of rates, while 50 percent of beds, OPD and diagnostics will be charged at rates decided by Narayana Hrudayalaya.

On the other hand, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee’s manifesto implementation committee and party-government coordination committee will meet in the evening. The committees will review the progress in implementing the promises made in the 2011 manifesto and also coordination between the government and the party.

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh is also here to take part in the meet.

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