Thursday, Jun 04, 2020 13:45 [IST]
Last Update: Thursday, Jun 04, 2020 08:10 [IST]
GANGTOK: Former chief secretary P.K. Pradhan and his family have donated 6.91 acres of their private land at Soreng, West Sikkim to the State government for construction of a Community Health Centre (CHC) there.
An IPR release informs that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the State government and the Pradhan family at SammanBhawan here.
P.K. Pradhan expressed his gratitude towards the State government for choosing his land for the noble cause of constructing the CHCwhich will be named after his Late grandfather. He expressed his hopes that such noble works shall be carried out in future too for the welfare of the State.
Chief Minister P.S. Golay termed it as a historic occasion for the people of Sikkim and the Health department. He informed that upgrading thePHC at Soreng to CHC was one of the topmost priorities of the government for which funds have been allocated for the construction during the last budget session.
The Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards P.K. Pradhan and his family for this noble gesture shown by them. He also directed the officials to expedite the process of registration of the land donated and start the construction at the earliest.
The CHC shall not only benefit the people of Sorengsubdivision but also cater to the neighbouring remote villages, the release mentions.
Another IPR release informs that Pradhan has decided to donate a dialysis machine for SorengPHC as his contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in kind. He expressed his happiness with the State government’s announcement to have a dialysis facility at every PHC.