‘Vacate TRIHMS land in Arunachal interest’

By A O News Service

NAHARLAGUN, Dec 15: The Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Science (TRIHMS) received a satisfactory seal after inspection by a three-member Medical Council of India (MCI) team on December 10 and 11 except that new buildings are yet to be built.

Informing this to questions, TRIHMS official said that though the GoAP had allocated about 22-23 hectares of land but many major departments are still occupying the land allotted to the medical college, few even after allocation of alternate land by the GoAP. Taking exception to lack of buildings, the MCI team after inspection said that they would inspect after a year when the desired building should be available, they said.

“The plan to use departmental buildings after remodeling as per requirement has gone haywire as those buildings are still under occupation. The sooner the departments shift the better or else Arunachal Pradesh would have to cut a sorry figure during next MCI inspection,” he said and made a fervent plea to departmental head to act in greater interest of the state.

However, Dean Prof P Jayakumar said that ongoing buildings are targeted to be complete before 2019. He also said that the land allocated to the TRIMHS by the GoAP is still being occupied by few GoAP departments which should find alternatives and vacate their premises. The state Govt should take immediate steps in that direction to help speedy growth of the first medical of the state, he said.

When asked about the ongoing classes, he disclosed that all 50 students including 37 girls are being taught regularly by 67 faculties (senior and junior residents). All students are living in hostels, except three for which the classes are going on very regularly, he informed.

Two students Mihin Oka and Nelly Minam Dupak, when asked about their classes, said that the faculties are taking classes very diligently.

It would be worth mentioning here that former GoI health joint secretary Shakuntal D Gamlin had facilitated approval of the hospital proposal by the Centre while former chief minister Dorjee Khandu had allotted huge state fund for expediting construction of its buildings. However, present CM Pema Khandu had made all out efforts to speed up the process.

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