Imphal: Health & Family Welfare and IPR Minister, Dr. S. Ranjan Singh has informed that the first academic session of Churachandpur Medical College will be started from the month of October this year.
The college will have 100 MBBS seats as approved by the Medical Council of India, MCI.
Minister S. Ranjan was speaking to the media during the inspection visit of the college at IB Road, Churachandpur, Sunday. He said that it is fortunate that the state has added another Medical college. This is the first medical college of the state which is established in the hill districts of Manipur. The visit of the newly constructed Medical College also relates with the arrangement for inauguration within a short period of time. It is now ready for inauguration, he added.
While interacting with the new faculty members, Minister Ranjan appealed to the young doctors and faculty members to walk the extra miles. Their dedicated and sincere service will make it possible to achieve the aim of establishing the Medical College.
Minister also inspected the different departments and sections of the college. He also discussed the status of the departments with the concerned in-charges. Later, the minister visited District Hospital Churachandpur and inspected the work progress of the Ultrasound and X-Ray rooms which are under renovation.
During the visit, MLA Churachandpur, L.M Khaute stated that having a Medical College in Churachandpur District is a good sign of the development of the State. The future of the college lies in the sincerity and hard work of the faculties and staff, he maintained.
The ministerial team also includes Additional Chief Secretary, V. Vumlunmang; DC Churachandpur, Sharath Chandra Arroju; Director, Health Services, Manipur, Kh. Shasheekumar Mangang; Director, Churandpur Medical College, Dr. Iboyaima and officials from the health department, Manipur.