SHILLONG, June 14 (Newmai): The problems besieging the premiere medical institute of the North East region, the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) will be addressed by the Centre as has been assured by Union minister of health and family welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda.
The assurance came after the health ministers from the Northeast region apprised the Union minister on the health situation in their states during a meeting held in New Delhi on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by Meghalaya health minister AL Hek, Nagaland health minister S Pangyu Phom, Arunachal Pradesh health minister Alo Libang, Manipur health minister L Jayantakumar Singh, Sikkim health minister Arjun Kumar Ghatani and Assam minister of state for health Pijush Hazarika.
During the meeting, the health ministers raised the issue relating to the shortage of faculty members in the NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
Hek along with his counterparts also urged the Union Health Minister to fill up the vacant post in different positions in the teaching and non-teaching departments.
They also sought the intervention of the Union minister with regards to the issue of de-recognition of the Post Graduate course at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
The state health ministers further presented the issues that need to be addressed on a priority basis for bringing about desired changes in the health scenario of the states.
Meanwhile, the Union health minister while taking note of the issues related to NEIGRIHMS, informed that very soon he would called a meeting with the institute’s governing council and urged the states for optimum use of resources that are being provided by the Centre.