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MLA Rohit Sharma presented an ambulance to the Government Cinchona Plantation Hospital of Lathpunchar
Kurseong MLA Rohit Sharma today presented an ambulance to the Government Cinchona Plantation Hospital of Lathpunchar from the MLA fund.
A programme was held at the premises of the BDO office in Kurseong for the presentation. Pujas and other rituals were performed before the ambulance was handed over to representatives of the hospital.
Kurseong municipality chairman Samirdip Blon, GTA sabhasad Yogendra Rai, Government Cinchona Plantation Hospital manager NK Baraily and other representatives of the cinchona plantation and the BDO office were also present at the event.
Talking to reporters later, MLA Sharma said when he visited the Lathpunchar area some days ago he found the area was in desperate need of an ambulance.
He added ever since the formation of the GJM, its chief Bimal Gurung has been working for the interest of the common people. The gifting of the ambulance is also a part of Gurung’s efforts to help the needy, he added.
Sharma further assured other issues and problems being faced by Latpunchar will also be considered in the forthcoming days.
Hospital manager Baraily said the hospital once had an ambulance, but ever since it broke down in 2005, the hospital has been operating without such a service. Area residents have faced a lot of trouble due to this and many have been forced to hire private vehicles for transporting patients.
Kurseong BDO Bhutia said crucial equipment including a stretcher and an oxygen cylinder have also been installed in the ambulance, which is a brand new Bolero-Plus costing about Rs7 lakh.(EOIC)

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