TRIPURA : Tripura is all set for it's first dental college by the next academic session from July. The college will be established in the new building of Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital in Tripura, stated legislator Dr Dilip Kumar Das.
The health department has already constructed some classrooms, operation theatre, pathology lab and administrative work in IGM, based on recommendations from an expert committee. Chief minister Manik Saha along with Health Secretary Dr. Debasish Basu visited the IGM hospital to look after the newly constructed infrastructure of the dental college.
As per the reports, the college will first take off from the new building of IGM, and then it will be shifted to Khejurbagan near Raj Bhawan. Five acres of land has been allocated in the area for the college. For the affiliation process, Manik Saha, who is also the health minister, will put forward the proposal to the Dental Council of India (DCI) to visit the college.
Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) was initially known as Victoria Memorial which was established in the year 1903. The hospital has been declared as the only government civil hospital which includes all the departments of medical care in Tripura.
On September this year, delegation of the Dental Council of India visited Tripura to oversee the needs required for the establishment of a dental college. The DCI visited the state particularly for this cause, stated Manik Saha. The team visited Tripura to scrutinise the necessary documents, to see the proposed educator list, and prepare an assembled report to submit to the committee of DCI. For the timing, the establishment was decided to be established in the new IGM hospital building. But it will be shifted permanently to Khejurbagan.
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