File photo: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Lakhimpur Medical College in Assam will start functioning from November this year while the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Guwahati will be opening for patients from next year.

Informing this, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in Guwahati on August 20 that the Lakhimpur Medical College will be the second medical college to be completed during the current BJP-led regime’s tenure.

The minister handed over appointment letters to 210 nurses for Lakhimpur Medical Hospital at a function in Guwahati, while informing that the recruitment of doctors will also commence shortly.

He further said the academic session at AIIMS, Guwahati, will commence from November this year, while medical services will begin from next year.

The minister informed that work in Nalbari, Dhubri, Nagaon and Tinsukia medical colleges were progressing, while work at Biswanath, Goalpara and Charadieo will commence by October or November.

Work for Karimganj medical college will also be started once land allotted is made for it, Sarma added.

He also informed that the state will soon have 17 cancer hospitals.

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