Cong demands removal of Health Minister

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Aizawl, Nov 26 (UNI) The Mizoram Congress Committee today alleged that Health and Family Welfare Minister R Tlanghmingthanga had failed to achieve any of the targets ste by the department till now.

''We need 'a more efficient and less corrupt Minister' for the health portfolio,'' Congress spokesman R Vanlalvena said here.

''The Mizo National Front(MNF) has been running the government since 1998. The Centre has initiated numerous development programmes for all the states of India, including Mizoram, and sanctioned huge amount of funds,'' Mr Vanlalvena said.

''However, the Falkawn Referral Hospital (initiated during the Congress Ministry) has been ruined (by the MNF government), while the nursing college building constructed at the cost of Rs 70 lakhs is no where to be seen. Neither has the Ayush building taken shape, on which about Rs 65 lakh had reportedly been spent. Not only these, there have been large-scale diversion of funds in the purchase of medical equipment,'' he added.

''It is truly unfortunate to have a Minister, who misuses all the funds generously given to us by the Centre,'' he said, adding, ''The Chief Minister should replace the Health Minister with more efficient and less corrupt person.'' UNI

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