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Tuki boost to health sector

Guwahati, Dec. 20: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki today announced his government’s decision to introduce a health insurance scheme for needy patients at the earliest, besides providing Rs 1 crore to each of the state’s 16 districts to boost the panchayat system.

Tuki made the announcement at Aalo during his maiden visit to West Kameng district where he also announced setting up of a general hospital, an ultra-modern circuit house, cultural centre and a heritage building of the Paktu Ao clan for preservation of their rich cultural heritage. “We are committed to providing a people-friendly and transparent government with major thrust on development of infrastructure, education and health sectors,” Tuki said at a public meeting there.

Sources said Tuki was going all out to expedite development and ensure effective governance as the state had gone into a tailspin during the leadership crisis, which ended on November 1 with him being sworn in as the chief minister.


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