SHILLONG, May 12: Batting for autonomy to be granted to the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma called upon Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda at his office in New Delhi on Saturday where he submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister in this regard.
Conrad later informed that Nadda has assured to look into the matter. He also said that it is very important to accord autonomy to NEIGRIHMS, which will pave the way for improvement and development to take place for the betterment of the prestigious healthcare institution in Northeast India.
“According autonomy to NEIGRIHMS will go a long way in accelerating the development of medical and health care in the state and region,” the Chief Minister added.
Conrad also raised the issue of de-recognition of MBBS course at NEIGRIHMS and pending payments which are to be released to different departments with the Union Minister.
“The Union Minister has assured to look into the issue at the earliest and has assured that process for recognition of MBBS will be resolved soon as well as payments to different departments will be released,” said the Chief Minister.
Conrad also said that the meeting with the Union Minister was fruitful and positive while adding that the Government of India has assured full cooperation to further the facilities of healthcare services in Meghalaya and the Northeast.
Manipur Health Minister Jayanta Kumar also accompanied Conrad during his meeting with the Union Health Minister.
NEIGRIHMS, Shillong was set up as a postgraduate medical facility to provide quality health care services to the people of Meghalaya and the North Eastern region. NEIGRIHMS was setup on the lines of AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh, which are autonomous institutes established under Acts of Parliament.