|CM dedicates floating hospital|
GUWAHATI, May 24 – Education can play a pivotal role in making people health-conscious, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while dedicating an underconstruction floating hospital to the people at Pandu in the city today. The floating hospital is being built by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) with the financial support from the North Eastern Council (NEC).
According to an official press release here, the Chief Minister further said that education can make the people aware of the importance of sanitation, family planning, maternal health, etc, and thus can enable them strengthen their individual immune systems. He also laid stress on development of the riverine route to bring about all-round development of the society. The 130-foot-long floating hospital has a modern operation theatre and a labour room, besides a laboratory and ultrasound and X-ray facilities.