ITANAGAR, July 31: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured full support of the State Government for functioning and development of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), the first medical college of Arunachal Pradesh, which is scheduled to start its maiden academic session from Wednesday.
Chairing the 3rd meeting of the Governing Council of the TRIHMS Society on Tuesday at his office, Khandu said providing quality, affordable and timely health care facilities to the people is of top most priority for the state government and the upcoming medical college and hospital is a significant initiative towards fulfilling this commitment. He assured all-out support from the state government but requested the members to adhere to all procedural guidelines and keep no loopholes for hurdles to surface in the future.
Reviewing the requirements of TRIHMS, both infrastructural and financial, the Chief Minister said there would be no shortfalls for genuine demands provided funds granted are utilized judiciously and all processes are strictly according to laid down norms.
Khandu, by virtue of being the Chairman of the Governing Council, in consultation with all the members sought clear cut norms and guidelines for revision of salary, perks and appointment orders of faculties, besides giving a go-ahead to increasing the intake of MBBS students from 50 to 100 and increasing the number of beds in the teaching hospital from 300 to 500.