Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday stated that the Nalbari Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) will be operational from the next academic year,2022.
Sarma announced that while speaking at the formal inauguration function of 'Anna Mahotsav'.
The foundation stone of the Rs. 350 crore (estimated) Nalbari Medical College was laid on January 27, 2019, by then Assam CM, Sarbananda Sonowal. It will be the 13th medical college in the state.
Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the medical college will provide better healthcare services to the people of Nalbari and its adjoining areas.
It was in the year 2019, when the Health Minister of that period, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma gave his words of setting up three medical colleges to improve the medical education ecosystem in the State, which would be established at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia districts of Assam and would entail an expenditure of Rs 1,186 crore.
The three medical colleges would add 1500 beds to the existing facilities in the Government sector, the minister said.
Explaining the project in detail, Sarma stated that each college would have a 500-bed hospital and 100 MBBS seats for students.Explaining the project in detail, Sarma stated that each college would have a 500-bed hospital and 100 MBBS seats for students. The expenditure allocated for Nalbari Medical College was Rs 398.31 crore for, Rs 382.70 crore for Kokrajhar Medical College and was Rs 404.63 crore for Tinsukia Medical College.
"Foundation stones of Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Tinsukia will be laid on January 6, 7 and 9,2019 respectively.
Currently, Assam has six medical colleges at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta. Four more are currently under construction at Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and Diphu, which will start functioning from 2020-21.
on Thursday, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced regarding the admissions to all the courses at the Lakhimpur Medical College Hospital (LMCH), North Lakhimpur from this year.
Sarma made this announcement while visiting the LMCH this evening to inspect the progress of work nearing completion at Chaboti in North Lakhimpur.
"The shifting of indoor patients from the old building of North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital to the new building of LMCH will start from today and hopefully the admissions will start from this year," Dr Sarma told reporters.
The Chief Minister arrived at North Lakhimpur from Dhemaji after chairing his cabinet meeting and attended a review meeting about the LMCH work progress with officials here.