GNRC to be inaugurated tomorrow

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Guwahati, Feb 2 (UNI) The Industribal Development Bank of India (IDBI) and a number of organisations have shown keen interest in extending financial help to the Guwahati Neuorological Research Centre (GNRC) here.

Speaking to newsmen here today, GNRC Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Dr N C Borah said the Bombay-based IDBI had shown its keen interest in providing financial help with Rs 200 crore and become an equity partner of it.

The CMD said discussions on the issue with various organisations, including IDBI, were in the pipeline and all efforts would be taken to complete its infrastructure.

Dr Borah expressing concern over the limited bed in the hospitals throughout the state said of the total 52,000 bed needed, only 12,000 bed existed. Regarding child mortality rate, he said in Assam it was 85 per cent per thousand which according to him was alarming.

The GNRC, to be inaugurated tomorrow, would have 24 hours service facility, including physicians, nurse and medicines, modern orthopaedic trauma care, prompt poly trauma services, ICU and mobile intensive care units, among other things.

Dada Saheb Phalke awardee and legendary singer Dr Bhupen Hazarika, renowned journalist and litterateur Homen Borgohain and Gyanpeeth awardee Mamoni Raisom Goswami will be the guests of honour.

The CMD hoped with the opening of the centre, purpose of the people in the region would be served and it would able to create more neuorologists.


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