First ever medical college to be set up in Arunachal

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Itanagar, Jul 17 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to set up the first ever medical college in the state by upgrading the General Hospital at Naharlogun here.

Official sources said here today that state Health and Family Welfare Minister C C Singpho disclosed this information while participating in an anti-malaria programme at Mudoi village, 36 km from Diyun in Changlang district, recently.

Mr Singpho further informed that President Pratibha Patil was likely to lay the foundation stone of the central government-approved AYUSH hospital at Pasighat, headquarters of East Kameng district, in November.

The Health Minister also distributed 2,000 K-Othrine solution impregnated mosquito nets to the villagers.

He urged the villagers to keep their surroundings clean and ensure proper spray of DDT.

He also stressed on constitution of village health and sanitation committees and directed the health officials to implement the scheme properly.

''The health sector is one of the top priority agendas of the state government,'' he said and informed about the other health oriented initiatives of the government.

Expressing concern over the spread of the dreaded HIV/AIDS, the minister informed that 105 HIV/AIDS cases had been detected so far in the state, the sources added.

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