By TC News Desk
Agartala: August 01. Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha on Tuesday said that the present BJP-led State government is dedicatedly working to improve healthcare facilities across the state, including strengthening all Sub-divisional hospitals and establishing trauma care centers.
The Chief Minister today attended the 19th Foundation Day Programme of Agartala Government Medical College at KLS Auditorium Hall, AGMC, Agartala.
“There was a time when questions were raised about the possibility of setting up a medical college in Tripura. But now we have two medical colleges. Initially, Tripura Medical College was handed over to a private organization; later, the state government formed a society and is now running this college. We have graduated from medical colleges but never thought of teaching medicine to students”, said the Chief Minister.
He stated that today is the day to remember the people for whom these colleges were set up in this state.
“They should not be forgotten, whoever the person might be. We should express our gratitude to them, starting from the then secretary and doctors because of whose contribution these colleges were established”, said the Chief Minister.
Dr. Saha said that to provide quality education to each and every person in society, the state government has increased the seat capacity of AGMC from 100 to 125.
“The seat capacity of AGMC was 100, and it has now been increased to 125 seats. 25 seats have been reserved for students from economically weaker sections. Our government aims to provide all kinds of facilities in education to the last person in the section. We are working to provide quality education. Two students from the state, coming from a poor background, have been selected for IITs. In our state, we have many talents, and some of our children are doing well in various sectors outside the state”, he said.
He also mentioned that doctors and teachers are working very diligently in Tripura to provide education to the MBBS students.
“To reduce the patient load on GB Hospital and other major hospitals, we have started strengthening district hospitals, and as a part of this effort, we have already opened three trauma centers in three district hospitals. Our government is committed to providing better health facilities across the state,” Dr. Saha added.