Himanta Biswa Sarma hands over appointment letters to 201 staff nurses, 157 doctors


GUWAHATI: At a programme held at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) auditorium, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed appointment letters to 201 staff nurses of Lakhimpur Medical College and 157 doctors for rural service.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sarma highlighted the works and achievements done in the health sector in the last four years under the BJP-led government.

“This year we have completed two medical colleges-Lakhimpur and Diphu. We are completing two other medical colleges next year at—Dhubri and Nagaon. On the other hand, 70 per cent works of Nalbari Medical College and 60 per cent works of Tinsukia Medical College have already been done,” Dr. Sarma said.

He also stated the Assam government will set up four new medical colleges at Biswanath, Charaideo, Goalapara and Karimganj. The government is also planning to establish another new medical college in Guwahati.

“We are happy to announce that academic courses at AIIMS Changsari will begin from Novemeber 1 this year.  The treatment will begin from next year,” the health minister announced.