Speaking at a function organised to inaugurate the first academic session of the MBBS course of Diphu Medical College, Sonowal said that the hospital is the result of a series of challenges. He said that the institute would bring about qualitative changes in rendering accessible, affordable and advanced heath care facilities in the hill districts.
Sonowal also said that the culture of Karbi Hills is very pristine and unique. Not only in culture, the districts are also famous for their language and literature. These districts are very salubrious which grow gingers, chillies, tea etc. in abundance. He also said that the BJP-led government in the state after coming to power in 2016 gave unprecedented thrust for the equal development of all districts. As a result of this the hill districts have gained never before momentum for the expeditious development of the state. Sonowal also said that in the past, development was a far cry for the people and as a result lot of grievances were generated among them. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka vikas and Sabka Viswas’ has brought about overall changes in the development narrative in all areas of the country.
Sonowal also said that peace has returned to Karbi Anglong district and as a result of which progress has become visible in the districts. He said that the as a result of the steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah peace and prosperity have ushered in Karbi Anglong. Stating that a Law College will be established in Diphu, Sonowal said that State government has been working to build and promote an academic empowerment narrative in all areas of the state.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Sarma said that because of the government interventions health infrastructure in the state has undergone a sea change and the health facilities are being sent to door step of every households. He also said that because of setting up of new medical colleges, meritorious students from middle and lower middle class families have been in a position to get medical education. The minister also conceded that the government set up Diphu Medical College and Hospital amidst several challenges. However, he said that the new medical college would fulfil the long pending demands of Karbi Anglong district for a state of the art health care delivery system in their district.