Ampareen to tour UP to replicate medical college model

Shillong, May 17: Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh will under take a trip to Uttar Pradesh to study a model in which the Centre had assisted the state government there in setting up six medical colleges.

Ampareen informed reporters regarding the status of medical colleges after attending a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad  Sangma on the institutionalising of the medical colleges in Meghalaya, here on Friday.


The Shillong Medical College may start from September 2025 and the Tura Medical College by 2026-2027.

Lyngdoh said, “We have taken a review of the Tura medical college. We expect it to be likely operational sometime 2026-2027. We are still working on a lot of infrastructure because it is very necessary.”

Govt mulls home dialysis

The state government is proposing to provide home dialysis treatment for citizens of the state.

The response came following the technical glitches in the dialysis unit

“Right now we are also trying the option of having home dialysis. But then again, the home dialysis treatment is not covered under the cashless MHIS plan. So with the passage and progress of time we realise that we need to update and upgrade our ability to provide medical treatment for residents of the state,” Ampareen said.

New 108 service tender committee 

The state government has given nod to a new tender committee for handing over the 108  emergency services to a new company.

Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said, “Today I have approved the new tender committee and this time, we should do things correctly.”

According to Lyngdoh, it was unfortunate that the tender floated for 108 emergency services did not go well last year.

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