PM Modi will never inaugurate incomplete projects: CM
STAFF REPORTER/DIPR IMPHAL, 12th Mar: Maintaining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not like any of the previous Prime Ministers who did everything told to do, Chief Minister N Biren has assured that PM Modi will not inaugurate uncompleted projects for the sake of publicity.
The chief minister was speaking as chief guest during inauguration of building of Primary Health Centre, Kairang Muslim and PHSC Building, Laipham Khunou at Laipham Khunou, on Monday.
As part of BJP-led coalition government’s inauguration fortnight organised in connection with completion of 1 year of rule in the state, the inaugural function of the PHC and the PHSC building was organised under the aegis of directorate of health services.
CM Biren said that the Prime Minister would never inaugurate a project if he feels that the project will not ensure immediate benefits to the people. Moreover, he will never inaugurate incomplete projects.
He went on to say that the government would celebrate its one year rule in the state for a whole month during which 116 projects would be inaugurated followed by launch of new projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving in the state on March 16 to inaugurate the projects as well as to take part in the inaugural session of the Indian Science Congress at MU.
The CM said that the essence of having a government is to work for the welfare of the people and the present government is committed to deliver good governance and ‘quality of life’ to the people.
The state has been experiencing some positive changes and the government is focusing on uplif of the socio-economic status of the needy and poor people, he added.
Mentioning about launching new welfare and health schemes for disabled persons and needy people, the chief minister said that the number of grievances put up by people on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill leaders’ Day has declined after these schemes were launched and it is a sign of positive change in the state. The feedbacks gathered from the two special initiatives have contributed a lot in resolving the grievances of the people.
Crediting hardwork and support of the people and officials concerned for "Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang" (CMHT) bagging the National Award recently, he also informed that a new National Health Insurance Scheme would be launched soon.
Differentiating CMHT from the National Health Insurance Scheme, Chief Minister said that CHMT is committed to provide health ‘assurance’ and not ‘insurance’ to the poor and needy people of the state.
The Chief Minster assured that a new educational scheme for school drop outs and children of financially weak families of the state will be launched by March 15. Under the new scheme, the government will bear all expenses on books, admission fees and uniform, etc. of poor students. The government has already waged ‘war against drugs’ and mass destruction of illegal cultivation of poppy plants already started.
He said that in order to have permanent solution to the problems of flash floods during the monsoon season, dredging and cleaning of river beds have been started.
Delivering the presidential speech, health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar Singh appealed to the people to consider the health centres as their own property and to maintain them properly.
He pointed out that as per the norms, doctors aren’t supposed to be posted at Primary Heath Sub-Centres. However, the government would try to depute a doctor at the Sub-Centre. As the population of the state is on the rise there is the need to have more PHCs and Health Care Centres across the state.
While seeking the blessings and support from the people in ensuring better healthcare in the state, the minister also appealed to the politicians to stop being childish, and making illogical arguments. However, the government would welcome every creative and positive suggestion from various sections of the society for the development of the state, he added.
MLAs P Brojen and N Indrajit, Imphal East Zila Parishad Adhakshya P Bimola, health secretary Sumant Singh, health director Dr K Rajo, officials of health department and others attended the function.