Wednesday, June 7, 2023

NIDA congratulates State government for obtaining LoI for medical college

Nagaland In-service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has congratulated the State government as well as the Department of Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) for successfully obtaining the Letter of Intent (LoI) from the National Medical Commission (NMC) on April 8 to start the first medical college in the State.
Noting that Nagaland was the only State in the country without a medical college at present, NIDA president Dr Bernard Amer and general secretary Dr Nitovi Shikhu said to have a medical college had been a long cherished dream for many. And according to them, that dream became a reality due to LoI, which could also be termed as a permit to start a new medical college. They mentioned that there were several stringent guidelines and criteria laid down by NMC, without whose fulfilment it was not possible to start a new medical college.
If the college functioned smoothly, they said it would become a boon for the State as this would create employment opportunities in both technical and non-technical categories. On the medical education front, they pointed out that this would usher in an academic atmosphere, whereby the students and faculties would get an opportunity to engage in latest medical education and technologies.
They said the number of medical graduates would also increase to meet the demand of an increasing population, while the quality of medical care in the State would also improve. Medical graduates would also be available for abroad as well as to other Indian States for employment, thereby improving the State’s economy. The list of benefits was endless, they stated.
The duo conveyed their gratitude to all who had worked tireless to achieve this goal, especially to chief minister Neiphiu Rio and H&FW minister Paiwang Konyak for showing their political will, commissioner & secretary Y Kikheto Sema for his dedication and dynamic leadership, H&FW principal director Dr Vibetunuo and Dr Soumya Chakraborty for their expert guidance. The NIDA leaders also wished the Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (NIMSR).


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