Union Minister of State (MoS) of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has sanctioned Rs.190 crore for augmentation of healthcare facility in the eight North Eastern (NE) States viz. of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura for developing infrastructure for management of infectious diseases.
- The decision has been taken during a virtual meeting to review the COVID-19 status and healthcare facility in Aspirational districts with special focus on North East. It was attended by attended by the Health secretaries as well as Deputy Commissioners and Health officials of the 14 Aspirational districts of North East
- Ministry of DoNER has also given the NE States the option to send proposals for health related projects to be funded up to over Rs 500 crore from North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS). Proposals have been received from 7 states except Tripura.
Launched in 2017, NESIDS is a 100% centrally funded scheme to provide financial aid to the State Governments of NE Region for the projects of physical infrastructure relating to water supply, power and connectivity enhancing tourism and Social infrastructure relating to primary and secondary sectors of education and health.