The Union health ministry has approved start of academic session at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun with an intake of 50 MBBS students from the year 2018-19.
Announcing this, chief minister Pema Khandu, said that this is a big milestone for the state. “This is another milestone achieved this year. I congratulate the state department of health and family welfare, authorities of TRIHMS, newly recruited faculty members, employees and would be first-batch MBBS students on this achievement,” Khandu said after receiving a copy of the letter.
Khandu had been continuously pursuing with the central government and had on several occasions assured to start the medical college from this academic session.
The Union government’s letter confirms the formal permission granted by the Centre for establishment of a new medical college at Naharlagun – TRIHMS- with an annual intake of 50 MBBS students for the academic year 2018-19.
The permission has been accorded initially for a period of one year and will be renewed on yearly basis subject to verification of achievement of annual targets as stated by the state government. The process of renewal of permission will continue till such time the infrastructure and expansion of hospital facilities are completed as norms of the Medical Council of India and the college is recognized.
The chief minister appealed all to cooperate in completion of the required infrastructure and expansion process and assured the state government’s commitment to fulfill all norms.
“This college will be an invaluable asset for our generations to come and let us all pledge not to put any hindrance for personal interest in its growth, expansion and recognition,” he said.