Itanagar: The people’s dream of having a medical college in Arunachal Pradesh has finally come true with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issuing the ‘Letter of Permission’ (LoP) to the State Govt to start the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun.
The LoP signaled to start the 2018-19 session with an intake of 50 MBBS students, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office here Friday evening.
It said, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had been continuously pursuing with the Central government and had on several occasions assured to start the medical college from this academic session.
“This is another milestone achieved this year. I congratulate the state department of Health and Family Welfare, authorities of TRIHMS, newly recruited faculty members, employees and would be first-batch MBBS students on this achievement,” said a visibly happy Khandu after receiving a copy of the LoP.
The letter (dated 15th May, 2018) signed by D V K Rao, Under Secretary to the Govt of India, addressed to the State Commissioner for Health and Family Welfare, confirms the formal permission granted by the Government of India for establishment of a new medical college at Naharlagun TRIHMS – with an annual intake of 50 MBBS students for the academic year 2018-19, under Section 10 A of the IMC Act, 1956.
The permission has been accorded initially for a period of one year and will be renewed on yearly basis subject to verification of achievement of annual targets as stated by the State Government. The process of renewal of permission will continue till such time the infrastructure and expansion of hospital facilities are completed as norms of the Medical Council of India and the college is recognized.
The Chief Minister appealed all to cooperate in completion of the required infrastructure and expansion process and assured the State Government’s commitment to fulfill all norms.
“This college will be an invaluable asset for our generations to come and let us all pledge not to put any hindrance for personal interest in its growth, expansion and recognition,” Khandu appealed.