In a significant stride towards fortifying healthcare infrastructure, Chief Minister of Tripura, Dr. Manik Saha, laid the foundation stone for Integrated Public Health Laboratories in North Tripura, Unakoti, and Gomati District Hospitals. This crucial step, undertaken as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PM-ABHIM), underscores the relentless efforts to enhance healthcare facilities not only in Tripura but across the Northeastern region.
The foundation-laying ceremony took place at Pragya Bhavan, Agartala, symbolizing a dedicated commitment to improving public health services. Dr. Manik Saha, in his capacity as Chief Minister, spearheaded this initiative, aligning with the broader vision of Prime Minister Modi to strengthen healthcare infrastructure nationwide.
The virtual inauguration and foundation stone-laying ceremony witnessed the esteemed presence of Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Bhagwanth Khuba, and Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma. The collective efforts of these leaders exemplify a unified commitment to the well-being of residents in the Northeastern states.
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha shared the momentous occasion on Facebook, emphasizing the transformative impact of these healthcare initiatives. The Integrated Public Health Laboratories are poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing diagnostic capabilities and elevating public health services, aligning with Prime Minister Modi’s vision for a healthier and more resilient India.
As these initiatives take root, they mark a significant step towards bolstering healthcare infrastructure in the Northeast, addressing the healthcare needs of the local population. The ceremony, resonating with a shared commitment to public health, paves the way for a brighter and healthier future for the residents of Tripura and the entire Northeastern region.
Addressing the occasion, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, shed light on the transformative impact of these initiatives. He highlighted the region’s historical challenges, including a lack of healthcare facilities, limited job opportunities, educational gaps, and connectivity issues that often led to migration. Under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, however, the tide has turned, and the Northeast is now witnessing rapid development, putting a halt to migration. Dr. Mandaviya emphasized that the Prime Minister’s vision has reshaped age-old perceptions about the North Eastern states.
Joining forces in this healthcare crusade, Bhagwant Khuba, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various healthcare infrastructure projects across the North-Eastern states, spanning Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland. This collaborative effort signals a unified commitment to uplifting healthcare standards in the entire region.
Khuba, speaking at the ceremony, emphasized the pivotal role of Research and Development (R&D) and innovation in the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors. He articulated that fostering advancements in these areas would not only contribute to the nation’s health and well-being but also position India as ‘Aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant). His remarks reflect a broader vision to make India a hub for healthcare innovation.
The inauguration and foundation stone-laying ceremony, graced by the presence of high-ranking officials, including Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, and Minister of State Bhagwant Khuba, symbolize a collaborative effort towards holistic healthcare transformation in the Northeast.
As the region witnesses a flurry of healthcare projects taking shape, it marks a significant stride towards Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a healthier and more resilient India, with the Northeast playing a pivotal role in this transformative journey.