Make all health centres functional: Guv to Libang

ITANAGAR, July 30: Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra on Tuesday expressed concern over shortage of medical officers, paramedic staff, health-related infrastructure and their proper positioning, particularly in far-flung areas of the state when Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.

Good health of every citizen and hygienic environment are vital for overall development, he said and asked Libang to make all health centres functional with adequate infrastructure on priority to meet medical needs of the people through institutionalized service. Advising him to explore innovative ways, like rotation posting of medical officers for equitable deployment, to improve service in difficult and isolated areas.

Libang took note of governor’s suggestions, particularly supervisory role of senior civil servants.  (PRO)

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