Gov urges stakeholders to make TRIHMS as most sought after college

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 1: Governor BD Mishra participated in the ‘International Day for Elderly people’ here at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) on Tuesday.
He distributed wheelchairs, walking aids and blankets to physically-challenged people and senior citizens, sponsored by Anya Ratan, chairperson of the Oju Welfare Association and Minoti Riba, wife of former Chief Minister late Tomo Riba.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor complimented the Oju Welfare Association and Minoti Riba for the gesture, adding that “it is the duty of every citizen to take care of their elders.”
He also exhorted on the participants to pledge not to abandon their elders nor allow any elder to be disowned.
Interacting with the students and teaching faculty of the TRIHMS, the governor said, “the profession of medicine is a noble one. The involvement and commitment of the doctors and nursing staff towards their patients is very important. They must work with the motto ‘service and honesty to profession’ and rise to the expectation of their patients.”
The governor urged upon all stakeholders to put in a concerted effort to make TRIHMS the most sought after medical college in the country, and suggested making it a good research centre.
He also shared his concerns regarding assault on doctors and nursing staff and said that “with more awareness, it will decrease. Notwithstanding that an Act for the safety and security of the doctors has been promulgated by our government.”
Earlier, TRIHMS Director Dr Moji Jini briefed the governor regarding the challenges of the medical college.
The ‘International Day for Elderly people’ was organized by NCD Clinic TRIHMS and Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society, Naharlagun (National Health Mission). (PRO to Raj Bhavan)