MLA donates medical equipment, drugs for health centres

TAWANG, Feb 10: Fulfilling his pledge to better equip the health centres in his home constituency Lungla, MLA Jambey Tashi on Friday handed over medicines and medical equipment worth Rs 15 lakh, procured at his own expense, to Tawang DMO Dr Wangdi Lama here.
Earlier, Tashi and Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam launched an ambulance for the labourers of the region.
Tashi also addressed an awareness camp for registered workers of the district, conducted by the APB&OCWWB.
Describing workers as the “spinal cord of progress and development,” the MLA said it is impossible to visualize a vibrant society without labourers.
“If the world today is witnessing rapid development, the credit goes to the labourers who irrigate and realize every project with their sweat and blood,” he said.
Lauding their contributions to the society, he said the government has constantly rewarded them with multiple benefits and welfare schemes since the inception of the labour welfare board.
Tashi said the Pema Khandu-led state government has enhanced the salaries of skilled and unskilled casual and contingency workers. “Plans are underway to regularize their jobs, tenure-wise, to WC, on seniority basis,” he informed.
He urged the people to prioritize social issues over personal benefits, and to work hand-in-glove for the uplift of the society.
Sonam in his address urged government departments to deposit labour cess on time, and called for stringent action against defaulters. He also urged the beneficiaries to avail the benefits of the ambulance free of cost in case of accidents, delivery cases or emergencies by contacting the Lumla administration.
Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung spoke about the procedures of registering with the APB&OCWWB, and Registering Officer Phurpa Tsering highlighted schemes and statutory and non-statutory benefits being provided by the board to the registers workers.