ITANAGAR, May 3: The Medical Council of India (MCI) president Dr Jayshree Mehta has assured all possible help to Arunachal government to make the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS) functional at the earliest.
Dr Mehta gave this assurance to chief minister Pema Khandu when the latter called on her on Thursday at New Delhi. Khandu advocated for early operationalisation of the state’s first medical college at Itanagar.
During the meeting, the chief minister gave details of the present status of infrastructure development as well as administrative and faculty set up of the TRIHMS, designated to be the first medical college of Arunachal Pradesh.
He assured the MCI president that all requirements as per the guidelines would be met and all existing deficiencies would be fulfilled to make it functional as early as possible.
It may be recalled that the first medical college of the state has been pending since 2015.
For this the government vacated many government offices from the old Secretariat and old State Assembly Complex in the heart of town and also allotted 150 acres in the vicinity for future expansion of the institute.
The previous day Khandu called on Union health minister J.P. Nadda to seek his intervention to get the academic session started at TRIHMS from the coming session.
The chief minister was accompanied by the principal resident commissioner Jeetendra Narayan and health commissioner Kaling Tayeng.