The number of medical colleges in Assam has gone up to eight with a new one in Lakhimpur town. Chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today inaugurated the Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital. The new medical college of the state recently got approval from the National Medical Commission to start classes for the current academic session.
Chief minister after inaugurating the new medical college took to twitter and said , with the new medical college in Lakhimpur, the number of MBBS seats in the state has risen to 1, 100.
The hospital has 514 beds, 80 ICU beds, 7 High tech operation theatres, 5 State-of-the Art lecture Hall along with accommodation facility for 430 students, 122 interns and 66 resident doctorsAddressing a huge gathering , Sarma said Assam government has a plan to uplift the medical education in the state . " We want to set up one medical college in every district of the state. Today , we have eight medical colleges. Next year , we will have another medical college at Dhubri . We will start construction works of five more medical colleges in the current year", said the chief minister.
The foundation stone of Lakhimpur medical college was laid in the year 2011. The workings and final assessment before the official inauguration was carried out by the health minister of Assam, Keshab Mahanta on February 14. The classes at this medical college will start from today itself. An amount of 889 crore has been invested preparing this college.
This new medical college has separate designated buildings for administration and academics. The hospital has 514 beds, 80 ICU beds, 7 High tech operation theatres, 5 State-of "the Art lecture Hall along with accommodation facility for 430 students, 122 interns and 66 resident doctors.