Shillong: The North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) as of date is laying emphasis on improving the research activities, faculty development programmes, infrastructure development and employees welfare, authorities said.
According to the authorities of the institute the construction of medical college building, nursing college building, Regional Cancer Center and students’ hostels is going on at expected pace.
“The construction of these buildings started in March 2017 and 40 percent of construction work of the medical college and Regional Cancer center is already over and is expected to be completed by October 2019,” Dr KK Pandita, Public Relations Officer (PRO), NEIGRIHMS said.
Pandita also said that the Nursing College is more than 60 percent complete and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
“Expansion of the infrastructure will help a lot in improving the patient care activities; particularly the Regional Cancer Center will be a boon for the patients of this region suffering from this dreaded disease who are presently forced to visit far away places for the treatment,” the PRO added.
The NEIGRIHMS authorities also said that the administration of the institute is holding regular review meeting with the agencies who are undertaking the construction work on this project so as to ensure that the facilities are handed over in time.
The institute is also in a process of acquiring additional land for expansion of the facilities and the process is in the final stage. With the acquiring of additional land many problems of accommodating valuable workforce of the institute will be addressed.
Dr Pandita also said that a paramedical school and a dental college will also be established there.
The PRO also said that the objective of recognition of various MD courses is being accomplished one by one and this year, two Departments, Radio-diagnosis Department and Pathology Department got recognition from MCI for MD courses in NEIGRIHMS.
Dr Pandita also said that efforts to get MCI recognition for MD programme in other Departments is underway and the Administration of the institute is leaving no stone unturned to get the recognition done of the degrees provided in NEIGRIHMS. It was also informed that various departments are also in the process of starting MD/MS programmes in near future like ENT Department, Forensic Medicine Department and Dermatology Department. “Next in the queue in starting MD/MS programmes are Departments like Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Community Medicine. Some hitches here and there in getting MCI recognition and starting the Post-Graduate Programmes are being looked into meticulously and being addressed accordingly,” Dr Pandita said.