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Arunachal: Ninong Ering pitches for renaming of Ruksin hospital

The legislator also lauded the Khandu Govt for honouring Major Ralengnao ‘Bob’ Khathing with the State’s highest civilian award ‘Arunachal Ratna’ as well as building a memorial at Tawang after his name.

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Itanagar: Senior Congress lawmaker Ninong Ering has demanded the State government to rename the Ruksin-based Referral Hospital as Tasi Panging Memorial Hospital.

Recalling late Panging’s immense contributions in building Ruksin town as well as the state’s First Referral Unit (FRU) at the gateway to the Arunachal east districts, Ering urged the government to honour him by renaming the hospital in his name.

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“I would like to urge the government to rename the FRU after late Tasi Panging, as this man has sacrificed his life for the people of Ruksin,” he said while bringing the matter during ‘zero hour discussion’ on the floor of the Assembly today.

“Arunachal Pradesh is a land of unsung heroes. There have been lots of names which we have forgotten. We should think of these lost heroes who had worked in the ground,” Ering said while recalling the contributions of people like Matmur Jamoh, Oken Lego, Ita Pulu and others.

The legislator also lauded the Khandu Govt for honouring Major Ralengnao ‘Bob’ Khathing with the State’s highest civilian award ‘Arunachal Ratna’ as well as building a memorial at Tawang after his name.

Replying to the discussion, Health Minister Alo Libang told the House that as per the Cabinet decision, changing of the name of public infrastructure facilities can be done in the district itself with Deputy Commissioner concerned being the competent authority.

“DC is competent enough to rename (any institution). After changing they can send it to Itanagar for approval,” Libang said.

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