Foundation stone laid for critical care block at NEIGRIHMS to enhance healthcare in Northeast

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Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, inaugurated a new Regional Cancer Centre, an Under-Graduate Medical College, New Building of Nursing College, Hostels, 8 Modular Operation Theatres, a Virtual Autopsy, and a New Guest House at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong, Meghalaya. A 150-bed Critical Care Block’s foundation stone was also laid. These developments aim to enhance healthcare services in the Northeast, attract medical professionals to the region, and reduce the need for people to travel outside the Northeast for medical care. The new facilities include a state-of-the-art 252-bed Regional Cancer Centre, an Undergraduate Medical College for 100 MBBS students annually, and a Nursing College to meet growing demand. Hostels provide accommodation for MBBS students and interns, Modular Operation Theatres facilitate complex surgeries, and the Guest House offers rooms for visitors. A virtual autopsy facility and the Critical Care Block further boost healthcare infrastructure. Shri Heaving Stone Kharpran, Member of Legislative Assembly, Meghalaya and Prof. Nalin Mehta, Director, NEIGRIHMS were also present.

This marks a significant step in the government’s commitment to improving healthcare in the region, with a focus on advanced medical infrastructure and increasing the number of healthcare professionals. The virtual autopsy facility is a unique and advanced resource, aiding forensic examinations.

These healthcare advancements are essential in ensuring quality medical services and providing crucial care during outbreaks of highly contagious diseases like COVID-19.

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