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NEIGRIHMS: Appointment to be a continuous process’

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SHILLONG: NEIGRIHMS Director Dr ME Yeolekar on Friday assured a delegation of the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) that the recruitment of faculties would be a continuing process, even as the Organisation has decided to meet Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to apprise him on the present shortcomings in the institute.

“We have been assured by the NEIGRIHMS Director that the recruitment of faculties in the institute would be a continuing process,” NESO secretary general Gumjum Haidar told reporters after the meeting on Friday.

While maintaining that NESO was deeply concerned over the shortage of faculties in the institute, Haidar said they would meet the Union Health Minister to apprise him on the prevailing situation in NEIGRIHMS.

“We understand that the Director is not in a position to give any assurance on the various issues we have raised. It is only the Union Health Minister who can resolve the various shortcomings in the institute,” Haidar said, adding that it is useless to term term the institute as a ‘centre of excellence’ if it cannot fulfil the minimum requirement of faculties as prescribed under the MCI norms.

Meanwhile, NESO member and KSU president Samuel Jyrwa said after the announcement of the interview held in February and July last, the strength of the faculties in NEIGRIHMS has gone upto 42.

“The institute still has a shortage of 99 faculties,” he said.

It may be mentioned that the first batch of the MBBS students would be completing their course in 2013.

It was also learnt that MCI officials are expected to visit the institute before taking a final call on whether to recognise the ongoing MBBS course in NEIGRIHMS.

“Considering this fact the next two years would be very crucial for the fate of the MBBS students of NEIGRIHMS,” Jyrwa said.

The KSU president also demanded for appointment of a full-fledged Director in the institute, adding, “We would like to have a Director who understands the sentiments of the people of the region.”

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