ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Strongly opposing the state government’s decision of handing over the administration of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) to a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) said that that it would launch an agitation if the government fails to roll back the decision.
Condemning the move of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh under Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the GAF in a press communiqué expressed strong reservations over the state government’s decision to hand over the administration of TRIHMS to a private enterprise
GAF Chairman Takam Tatung said, “It is condemnable that the state government is entrusting the state hospital to private hands without proper debate, discussion and consent of the people”.
Tatung also viewed that about 80 percent of the educational institutions in the state have been entrusted to private establishments which has affected the quality of education to a great extent.
“Now, the present state government is planning to sell out the health sector”, he added.
Asserting that this “arbitrary” and “dictatorial” attitude of the government would not be tolerated, Tatung said that the GAF would press for the introduction of President’s Rule if the state government continues with its arbitrary programmes.
The GAF has also urged the state government to re-start the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme introduced by former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.