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Khandu pleads for early functioning of medical college

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Itanagar, May 3: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday urged the Medical Council of India (MCI) to initiate necessary steps for making the State’s first medical college operational at the earliest.
The Chief Minister, during a meeting with MCI president Dr Jayshree Mehta  in New Delhi, gave details of the present status of the infrastructure development as well as administrative and faculty set up of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS), designated as the first medical college of the State. He assured the MCI president that all requirements as per the guidelines would be positively met and all existing deficiencies would be fulfilled, an official release stated.
The first medical college of the State was pending since 2015. For this, the government had vacated many government offices from the old secretariat and old State Assembly Complex in the heart of town and also allotted 150 acres in the vicinity for future expansion of the institute.
A day earlier, Khandu had called on the Union Health Minister J P Nadda to request his intervention to get the academic session started at TRIHMS from the coming session.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Principal Resident Commissioner Jeetendra Narayan and Health Commissioner Kaling Tayeng during the meeting, the release added.

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