After project got delayed due to several reasons, Health and Family Welfare Minister said that the Government will try to commission the cancer wing at Shillong Civil Hospital within this year.
“The building of the cancer wing is 90 percent complete. We will not wait for the installation of the equipments. This will take to six to nine months,” Hek told newsmen after inspecting the cancer wing at the Shillong Civil Hospital here on Monday.
He further said that the furnishing work of the building will be done only after the installation of the equipments.
Meanwhile, the Health and Family Welfare Minister also asked the officials to carry out the landscaping at the entry of the cancer wing. It may be mentioned the project had started in 2011 with a funding of Rs 26 crore from the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.
The inspection team from the Department of Atomic Energy in 2015 had questioned the State Government for the delay in the completion of the project.
The Government will installed sophisticated equipment worth Rs 15 crore at the cancer wing to provide better medical facilities to patients. The Health and Family Welfare Minister also stressed on the need to install CCTV cameras in the entire Shillong Civil Hospital premises for security reasons.