Nagaon: Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a soft corner for the North East and a number of development projects have been taken up in the region, including medical colleges in Assam.
Addressing a gathering after the bhumi puja for Nagaon medical college at Mohkhuli, Nadda said when completed it will play an important role in meeting the health care needs of the people, particularly of middle Assam.
Rs 189 crore was sanctioned for Nagaon medical college, which will be the ninth in the state. It will have 500 beds and the student strength will be 100, he added.
The foundation stone of this medical college was laid in February 2016 by then chief minister Tarun Gogoi.
Yesterday Nadda had done bhumi puja for Dhubri Medical College and inaugurated the 200-bedded Cancer Hospital attached to Gauhati Medical College.