11th Nov 2017 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News


Taking exception to news reports citing Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences has been handed over to nongovernmental organizations, Parliamentary Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Phurpa Tsering has expressed anguish over the wrong facts published which has sent a wrong impression to the public.

Rubbishing such claims, Tsering categorically stated that TRIHMS hospital and Medical College are hundred percent government funded and managed through government society mode.

Earlier, local newspapers reported that the government is going to hand over the functioning  of TRIHMS and proposed medical college  to non government organizations (NGOs) or  private players, which has evoked tension among staffers, doctors and management teams.

The parliamentary secretary also resented that without knowing the ground realities, a group doctors filed writ petition in court seeking stay against the phase – (ii) faculty recruitment process of TRIHMS due to which the process got delayed.

“Already Phase-(I) recruitment was successfully conducted in September last in which 14 faculties including the dean were selected and many have already joined their duties. Besides, teams from Medical Council of India (MCI) are expected to visit the state capital for first inspection of the hospital  on December next,” he said.

The release further disclosed that only with the approval from MCI team, there is chance of obtaining the letter of permission to start the medical college from the coming academic session and it’s dependent on how fast the recruitment of faculties are completed.


“If TRIHMS is not made ready for MCI inspection at the earliest it may lose the chance of starting the medical college from next coming academic session (2018) and its functioning will be delayed by at least another year or more and beyond,” he added.

The parliamentary secretary further appealed citizens and civil societies to come in support for early establishment of the first medical college of the state and not be misguided by rumours.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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