In order to make full use of the state of the art infrastructure facility at the NEIGRIHMS, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma requested the authorities to double the number of students pursuing MBBS courses from the institute and make it 100 from its present capacity of students, which is 50.
The Chief Minister addressed this at the third Annual Day functions of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). The Director of institution Professor AG Ahangar was also urged to do the same in the Centre as well along with the state as the state is keen on projecting itself as the destination for health care and tourism.
He recalled the contribution of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who initiated the NEIGRIHMS to bridge the gap between health services and the region. He stressed on the fact that the state should use the resources to its fullest and see to the fact that it is providing quality health care of the people of the state to become sustainable. The Chief Minister also urged the professionals to come and work at the Institute so that their excellence could benefit people in the public as well as private healthcare sector. He also said that very soon he would lay the foundation stone for Internal Centre for Performing Arts and Culture nearby the centre. While handing over the certificates to the fresh graduates he pointed out the importance of making young medical professionals able to perform according to their knowledge and skills.