Establish more government hospitals

The decision of the state cabinet to establish a 250-bedded government hospital in Itanagar is a step in the right direction. At present, private hospitals like Heema and RK Mission are catering to the needs of the denizens of Itanagar. The government-run primary health centres (PHC) in Itafort and Chimpu are not enough to meet the growing demands for healthcare. The Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) in Naharlagun is the only government hospital which is catering to the needs of the entire capital complex region. However, with the ever-growing population, there is an urgent need to construct new hospitals. The capital complex is the gateway to the state. Citizens from across the state come to the capital in pursuit of greener pastures.
Apart from the new hospital in Itanagar, the state government should establish bigger hospitals with better facilities in towns like Doimukh and Nirjuli too. The population of the capital complex is increasing with each passing year and is spreading to the nearby towns. Not every citizen can afford treatment in the private hospitals, and a majority of them depend on the government-run hospitals. The health sector is in urgent need of massive infusion of funds. The condition of most of the government-run hospitals throughout the state is terrible. There is need for a complete overhaul of the ailing health sector. A good beginning has been made by the state government by deciding to establish a new hospital in Itanagar. Further, the state government should explore possibilities of tying up with top hospitals of India to improve the health sector in the state.