Itanagar, May 04 : Arunachal Pradesh would soon get a medical college and the ground work in this regard has already been expedited, informed Padmashree winner and Karuna Trust, a Karnataka-based NGO secretary Dr H Sudarshan. Mr Sudarshan was addressing the valedictory function of the two-day training programme for medical and para-medical staff of the Primary Health Centres (PHC) run by the Trust here yesterday.
He informed that he was a member of the sub-committee of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which had been entrusted with the task of studying the viability of establishing medical colleges in the Northeast.
As per stipulations a 500 bedded hospital with 250 acres of land is mandatory. However, I have personally taken keen interest and entertained the case of Arunachal with mandatory provision of a 250 bedded hospital, he informed adding, the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and General Hospital, Naharlagun could be considered for the same as they fit into the case.
While highlighting the immense role of the Trust in Karnataka, Mr Sudarshan also highlighted the role of the trust in rendering yeoman services in health sector in the state and cleared the general misconception of public-private partnership, privatisation and its share of contributions by the government and NGOs.
Speaking on the occasion state Health and Family Welfare Minister C C Singpho said that entrusting 16 PHCs, one in each district of the state to Karuna Trust on trial basis was being introduced for the first time in the state.
It was done to give shape to the vision of the chief minister, who desired to find medicine and health care facilities available in every health centres of the state.