Himanta dedicates Medical college to people of Karbi Anglong
DIPHU, July 25:Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam Hills Medical College and Research Institute, Diphu is dedicated to the people of Karbi Anglong and informed that the college would start functioning from November.
Sarma said this while participating in a massive plantation programme organised as a part of 60th Van Mahotsav at Assam Hills Medical College and Research Institute on Thursday.
Speaking at the programme, Sarma said, “This coming November or December, the Medical Council of India (MCI) will come for inspection. If MCI finds it satisfactory then we can start classes from August 2020. By November 30 we are planning to start the hospital section of the college. To start the hospital section we don’t need permission from MCI, but for the medical college we need its permission.”
“We will begin the recruitment process for the Medical College from August or September. To fill up the posts for Grade III & IV there will be both written and oral interview. 80 to 90 percent posts will be reserved for the candidates of Karbi Anglong,” he said.
“We are also planning to set-up a dental institute, BSc nursing centre and a cancer institute,” Sarma added.
Earlier, Sarma took part in sapling plantation in which students of various schools of Diphu town, Anganwadi and ASHA workers, nurses and Forest staff participated.
Dr Sarma also inspected the progress of work at the college.
The KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang, emphasising on the need for re-creating green environment said, “Without trees there will be no water. Rivers and streams will dry up. In the 20 bighas free space inside Medical College campus we have planted trees to create greenery.”
Sarma also inaugurated Karbi Anglong Aquacentric Park here at Rukasen in Karbi Anglong in the presence of Ronghang, Minister, HAD, Sum Ronghang, Executive Member (EM), KAAC, Amar Sing Tisso, Jagat Sing Engti, Rupsing Teron and Ratan Teron, Deputy Chairman, KAAC, Ritesh Enghi, Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) and officials.
Earlier, the minister attended the Bhumi puja at Assam Rifles 1st Gate, 4 Mile for the foundation stone laying ceremony of BJP, East Karbi Anglong District Committee (EKADC) office.
The ruling party in Karbi Anglong will now have a permanent address and building of its own. The Bhumi Puja was attended by Ronghang, BJP state secretary, Phanindra Nath Sarma, President, BJP, EKADC, Ratan Teron, General Secretary, Ajit Dey, Secretary, Madhuram Lekthe, Vice President, Bharat Kumar Timung, Roland Killing and Seema Ronghangpi, EMs of KAAC and party workers.