Chief Minister Pema Khandu assured full support of the State government for the functioning and development of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), the first medical college of Arunachal Pradesh, started its maiden academic session today.
Chairing the 3rd meeting of the Governing Council of the TRIHMS Society today, Khandu said providing quality, affordable and timely healthcare facilities to the people is of topmost priority for the State government and the upcoming medical college and hospital is a significant initiative towards fulfilling this commitment. He assured all-out support from the State government but requested the members to adhere to all procedural guidelines and keep no loopholes for hurdles to surface in the future.
Khandu, by virtue of being the Chairman of the Governing Council, in consultation with all the members sought clear-cut norms and guidelines for revision of salary, perks and appointment orders of faculties, besides giving a go-ahead to increasing the intake of MBBS students from 50 to 100 and increasing the number of beds in the teaching hospital from 300 to 500.
The Governing Council was of the view that TRIHMS should have its own full-fledged Trauma Center and Cancer Center. TRIHMS authorities were advised to work on the proposal for the same. Various issues like expansion of the TRIHMS campus, extension at Pachin Colony, recruitment of non-teaching staff, acquisition of private properties located in the campus, regulation of private pharmacies in the hospital, appointment of staff nurse, outsourcing of security apparatus, etc, were also discussed in the meeting.