The Union minister was accompanied by the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma at the inauguration event.
Speaking at the event, Shah thanked CM Sarma for the transformation of Assam. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a vision for the state and it has been aptly carried out by Sarma.
Shah said, “PM Modi had a vision to turn Assam and Guwahati in particular into a healthcare hub in the Northeast.
The newly inaugurated hospital has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crores.
Apart from them, state cabinet ministers Keshab Mahanta, Atul Bora, Ajanta Neog, Ranoj Pegu, Parimal Suklabaidya, U G Brahma and Ashok Singhal were present at the event.
In addition, Queen Oja, Bimal Bora, Bhabesh Kalita and Baijayant Panda were also in attendance.
According to reports, the super-speciality hospital of the GMCH will be open to the public from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, state health minister Keshab Mahanta said, “We will establish 25 medical colleges across the state within the next five years. We want to establish Assam as a model state in the healthcare sector.”
It may be noted that the newly inaugurated super-speciality hoispital has a capacity of 168 beds. In addition, there are 38 paying cabins for patients together with intensive care unit (ICU) facilities.
Moreover, the wing will also have advanced medical equipment like CT scan, MRI, echocardiography, etc.
Earlier during the day, Amit Shah also laid the foundation of a central workshop and stores of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tamulpur district of the state.
He also launched a retail outlet of the Assam Khadi and Village Industries for 107 canteens of the paramilitary force.