Meghalaya, the hills state bestowed with natural greenery and herbal plants, could be one of the best Health Tourism Sector in the nation. But due to lack of Political will and work culture of the citizen here, the state is facing scarcity of doctors and nurses especially in the rural areas.
At the same time Health Care in the State is beyond the reach of Below Poverty Line sector, as most of the governments owned hospitals are in bad shape. The state could not produce enough medical practitioners in spite of the presence of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) at Mawdiangdiang, Shillong.
Interestingly, while the government and general public alike expressed their concern over the lack of doctors in state, one forgot to look at the support staff – the nurses.