Itanagar: The governing council meeting of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) decided that classes for the first batch of MBBS degree will start in the institute by September next year.
The governing council of which Chief Minister Pema Khandu is the chairman has set-up a detailed timeline to kick-start courses for the first batch of MBBS degree from the TRIHMS campus at Naharlagun.
As approved by the council in its second meeting, recruitment rules would be finalised by June this year, advertisement for posts by July first week, selection of faculty by October, appointment of faculty by November and inspection by Medical Council of India (MCI) by December 2017.
To begin with, the institute, which is under process of affiliation with Rajiv Gandhi University, would impart MBBS courses to 50 students per intake, to be enhanced as and when feasible. Also provisions have been kept to offer PG and higher courses in the near future.
TRIHMS Director Dr Moji Jini informed that the groundwork is almost complete with allocation of additional land of 9038.5 sq mtrs and handing over of the old Assembly building to the institute.
Other aspects for functioning of the institute like budgetary allocation, creation of ancillary posts, outsourcing of services like security, sanitation, laundry, gardening and catering were also discussed and approved by the council.
The meeting was attended by Health Parliamentary Secretary Phurpa Tsering, the Chief Secretary, Finance Commissioner, Health Commissioner, Education Secretary, state Health Service officials and members of the Governing Council.