SHILLONG: The North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) celebrated the 9th annual day on Friday at NEIGRIHMS auditorium here. The programme began with a welcome song by MBBS students. Rakesh Sasibhusan, chairman-cum-managing director, Antrix Corporation Ltd was the chief guest on the occasion, stated a press release.
In his speech, he highlighted the importance of medicine in space missions. He referred to the Gaganyan project announced by the Prime Minister and explained the rules of medicine to overcome health issues of astronauts who travel millions of miles for months together to reach their destinations.
He said there are 384 telemedicine centres in the country who exchange their expertize throughout the country for the benefit of the patients. He also referred to the importance of navigation in the fishing and other areas of importance. He stressed for preservation of natural beauties of Northeast for the coming generations.
Prof Sanjeev Mishra, Director, AIIMS Jodhpur, the guest of honour on the occasion, presented the Indira Gandhi oration wherein he deliberated upon the issues of current healthcare in the country and the importance of tertiary healthcare services to overcome the health issues in the country.
In the graduation ceremony of MBBS (2013 batch), MD/MS, DM and M.Sc. nursing students, certificates of qualification were given to the students besides the mementos to the toppers of the respective batches.
Prof. D. M. Thappa in his speech announced that General Medicine Department got MCI recognition for MD courses last week and the institute is pursuing the recognition of other postgraduate courses running in the institute. He said the institute is going to start MD/MS courses in ENT, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Pharmacology, and Forensic Medicine. Parents of the outgoing students in large number also participated in the programme.
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