Last Updated on: August 26, 2022

Assam Health System Strengthening Project under Medical Education & Research Department, Government of Assam is a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted Project. It is an important project in the health sector of Assam as the project aims to improve access to public medical services and quality medical services to rural residents, through the improvement of secondary and tertiary medical institutions which are core medical centers.

The main objectives of the project is improve the quality of medical services for the residents of the target areas in the state of Assam by comprehensively promoting the development of public medical institutions, mainly secondary and tertiary medical facilities that will serve as core medical centres, the capacity development of medical personnel, and improvement of the management of medical services, thereby contributing to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state. The Project with an estimated cost of Rs 3800 crore will be a major investment to be made across various components for the health system in the state.

The key components of the project is as follows-

  1. Construction and development will be undertaken for super speciality wing in six medical colleges
    • Silchar Medical College and Hospital
    • Tezpur Medical College and Hospital
    • Jorhat Medical College and Hospital
    • Barpeta Medical College and Hospital
    • Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital)
  2. Infrastructure Improvement in six district Hospitals
    • S.M. Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar
    • Udalguri Civil Hospital, Udalguri
    • Hojai Civil Hospital, Hojai
    • S.K. Roy Civil Hospital, Hailakandi
    • Mangaldoi Civil Hospital, Darrang
    • Haflong Civil Hospital, Dima Hasao
  3. Dedicated Training, monitoring, administrative centre, Swasthya Bhawan
  4. Training & Capacity Building of medical staffs and
  5. Improve Hospital Management Information System.


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