The first medical college of Arunachal Pradesh – the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) began its maiden academic session as Chief Minister Pema Khandu handed out letter of admission to the first batch of MBBS students here at the institute’s Main Ceremony Hall.
“Today is a historic day for Arunachal Pradesh particularly in the fields of health care and medical education and will go down in the history of state in golden letters,” Khandu said in his address during the induction ceremony, official sources informed.
“I express my appreciation and congratulations to all the people, who burned their midnight lamp and worked overtime with zeal and enthusiasm for many years to make this dream of having a medical college in the state a reality,” he said.
The CM said the opening of the first medical college has been made possible by the generous funding received from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister J P Nadda. He said a medical college and hospital at the doorstep will extremely ease the burden of the needy and poor who have to depend on other parts of the country at considerable expenses both for medical education and treatment. (UNI)