SHILLONG, July 11: Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek has shot off a letter to the Assam Health Minister requesting him to sort out the problem relating to the allotment of seat for MBBS courses in medical colleges of Assam in accordance with the quota.
As per the laid norms ten seats are reserved for students from Meghalaya, 4 in Assam Medical College, 4 in Guwahati Medical College, and 2 in Silchar Medical College. However in a letter received by the state Health Minister only two seats were made available.
This is not the first instance that this has happened as earlier last year, the same problem had surfaced which the state sorted out with the help of the Supreme Court.
Commenting on this, Hek said that he had a telephonic conversation about the issue with Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma who said that he will look into the matter.
Asked what would happen if the problem remains unsolved with the Assam government not yielding to the demands of the Meghalaya government, Hek said that the state government will resort to legal measures as was done in previous years.
It may be mentioned that the reserved medical seats were agreed to as part of the division of common assets at the time of bifurcation of Assam into Assam and Meghalaya.