Bhutan seeks Medical College in Collaboration with AIIMS

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New Delhi, Jul 15 (UNI) Bhutan has sought India's cooperation for setting up a medical college in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss called on visiting Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley here today during which the latter raised the issue. The new AIIMS like institution would be extension of the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the health sector. India is setting up two hospitals in Bhutan.

Dr Ramadoss mentioned that he met the Health Minister of Bhutan in Geneva during the recent health assembly where he discussed this issue as well as starting a nursing college in Bhutan.

Mr Thinley also requested for more number of seats for Bhutan students in Indian medical colleges. The Health Minister assured that he will look into the matter.

A delegation led by the Health Minister of Bhutan will visit India to work out of the details raised during the meeting.

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