Org fears discontinuation of central pool MBBS seats

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is going to lose the central pool MBBS and BDS seats with the establishment of the medical college in Naharlagun, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has requested the state government to urge the union health & family welfare (HFW) ministry to retain the seats until either the medical college in the state starts functioning properly or the seats in the college are increased to 100.
“If discontinued, the state will lose the 26 central pool MBBS and three BDS seats, which will deprive many meritorious students to pursue their education in prestigious medical colleges in the country,” ACS chairman Patey Tayum said in a representation to the state HFW minister on Saturday.
“The Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences has just been permitted to function ‘temporarily’ with a ‘Letter of Permission’ from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Rajiv Gandhi University has just agreed in principle to affiliate the TRIHMS. It is yet to offer permanent affiliation to the institute. More importantly, it is not sure whether the institute would be able to stand the scrutiny of the Medical Council of India,” said the representation.
The ACS chairman also drew the attention of the chief minister and appealed him to take up the matter with union the HFW minister.