SHILLONG: Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda today assured of taking up the issue of granting autonomy to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) here, with the Centre.
The decision of granting autonomy would have to be taken by the central Cabinet and it would also require an Act of Parliament, Nadda told faculty members, medical students and staff after chairing the institute's Governing Council.
While assuring the institute of providing help for improving its specialty and supper specialty treatment, Nadda expressed hope that NEIGRIHMS would quickly progress and be at par with other autonomous bodies in the country.
Nadda, who made his first visit to the health institute at its campus at Mawdiangdiang near here, said the Government would make efforts to improve its health care facilities to make the institute a centre providing the best of treatment in the northeast.
Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister, Rajesh Tacho made an appeal to the Meghalaya government to provide accomodation for people of Arunachal Pradesh when they
would come for treatment at NEIGRIHMS.