Governor Mukhi Reviews Status of Medical College and HC Complex | MorungExpress

The Governor of Assam and Nagaland, Professor Jagdish Mukhi inspecting the construction site of the High Court complex, Kohima, on July 9. (Photo courtesy: PRO Raj Bhavan)

KOHIMA, JULY 9 (MExN): Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi visited the site of Kohima Medical College and High Court Complex on July 9 and reviewed the status of construction and infrastructure reports.

In a PRO press release, Raj Bhavan said the governor had expressed concern over the “unsatisfactory development” and had sounded out delayed medical school and high court plans.

Relevant officials aired their grievances, while stating that the COVID-19 pandemic was also one of the reasons for the delay, other reasons being failure to release funds on time, land issues, etc., which hindered the physical progress of the project.

Regarding the medical school, the officials informed that on the basis of the prepared DPR, the central government approved the award of Rs 189 crore in 2014, in which the funding scheme was 90:10 by the central government and the state government, respectively.

In package A (Medical College within Rs 189 crores) infrastructure for medical college building, hostel for girls and boys (250 nos), residential apartment -200 sqm (1 block -10 units), residential apartment -100 sqm (8 blocks-48 units), Dean’s Residence, MS Residence, Sports Block and Library and Lecture Hall Building (Rs 30 crore funding from the World Bank) were to be covered.

In Package B (Teaching Hospital), New 400 Bed Teaching Hospital (Rs 177 Crore Funding from JICA), Improvement of Existing 100 Bed Hospital (State Government Funding), Mortuary, Hostel for girls and boys (250 nos) and hostel trainee (100 nos) were included.

The officials assured that the projects will soon be completed and went on to say that Naga Hospital will be upgraded and used as a teaching hospital in the first 3 years and medical college admissions will start from August to September 2023.

On the issue of the High Court complex, the Governor was briefed on the background of the project. The work order for the construction of a new High Court Building Complex (Civil Works of Main High Court Building) at Kohima has been awarded to Contractor M/s Vilelie Khamo & son on 29th October 2012 and now the stipulated target for completion is December 2022 (subject to availability of funds). Until now, the released fund was only 21% of the total amount, while the physical progress stands at 72% today.

During the meeting, the governor was also assured that the main complex would be completed by the end of the year, provided funds are made available to the contractor.

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