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Lashing out at the delay in the AIIMS Guwahati project, union minister for health and family welfare, termed the execution of the project “very disappointing”.
Minister Mandaviya urged the technological-giant, the IIT Guwahati, which is close to the proposed project, to provide all technical support and ensure that the quality of materials used is audited, the project implementation delay is overcome and all other administrative support.
Talking to the press Mandaviya said, “The delay in completing the construction of AIIMS Guwahati is very disappointing at a time when the country is making giant strides in fighting the pandemic, vaccine administering and all the healthcare parameters are on the upswing across the country.”
It may be noted that, the delay of the proposed AIIMS project included major civil construction of buildings, roads, drains as well as procuring instruments for full functioning of the institute.
Meanwhile, an IIT Guwahati release read, “The timelines presented by the construction companies were not accepted since this was likely to further delay the completion of the project. The minister then suggested to have a joint meeting with all stakeholders, involve expert representatives from IIT Guwahati rather than any third party representatives and provide a roadmap within a week to the health ministry and come up with a concrete date on the inauguration of the AIIMS, Guwahati campus,”