NAHARLAGUN, Sep 18: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has assured to grant Rs 40 crores to establish a cancer unit in the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, Naharlagun (TRIHMS) to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of cancer at early stage.
He gave the assurance after taking part in a nation-wide programme of ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ being conducted in the premises of TRIHMS on Sunday last.
Fervently appealing to the people of the state to make cleanliness drive a habit and daily routine, Rijiju said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the countrymen to make swachhta a mission a goal to cherish in order to build a clean and healthy India.
He also assured to provide ambulance and hearse to all the hospitals and health centres in the state.
Expressing his concern over the unplanned growth of the twin capital, the Minister said that people must change their mindset and strive hard to make Itanagar a model city by creating a clean and beautiful ambience to attract tourists from across the globe.
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein in his address urged all to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness all over the state.
Later, the MoS (Home), DCM and other dignitaries planted saplings along the roads in the campus of the newly built Inter State Bus Terminal at Lekhi in Naharlagun.
The ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ programme will culminate on October 2 next on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Mass cleanliness drives were also conducted at various places of the district as part of the ‘Swachhata hi Seva’ celebration, including Biological Park and Rama Krishna Mission Hospital campus in Itanagar by 138 Bn CRPF, Kakoi circle, Anjaw, Surgung village under (Hawai-Walong Block), Yigikaum village in Aalo, Yupia, Pasighat, (Bodak) in East Siang and at Sangdupota under Papum Pare district.