Friday, August 6, 2010

Paramedical institute in Nagaland soon

NEW DELHI, Aug 5 – The North Eastern Council (NEC) has cleared a proposal to establish a paramedical institution in the PPP mode in Nagaland.A review meeting of NEC, chaired by Union Mines and DoNER Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique, cleared the project here recently.The proposed institution that would impart paramedical education is likely to be established in the Regional Referral Hospital Campus in Nagaland.The MoU between NEC and the Government of Nagaland regarding the institute is scheduled to be signed on September 15.Sources in the Ministry of DoNER said the NEC has approached Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to do a gap analysis of three aspects – including manpower, referral services and health infrastructure in the north-eastern region.The meeting also decided to sponsor students of Down Town Hospital in Guwahati, which has started its health education facilities recently.Sources said Handique also reviewed the status of the action plans in various sectors of ‘Vision 2020’ for the region. The action plans for the inland waterways and telecommunications sectors are ready for implementation. The action plans for other sectors like railways, tourism, civil aviation, border trade and power transmission are also in the pipeline, sources added.The NEC has also commissioned a master plan on circuit-based tourism by Tata Consultancy Services. This study is supported by Union Ministry of Tourism. NEC is also funding a study commissioned by the Director General of Civil Aviation for a comprehensive study and road map for civil aviation in region.A study on the ‘Border Trade by Research and Information System for Developing Countries’ has also been commissioned. In the power sector, NEC and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited have jointly funded the preparation of DPRs for strengthening of transmission, sub-transmission and distribution systems in NER.


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