KOHIMA: Nagaland’s first medical college that is being set up in Kohima is likely to start taking admissions from next year.
“We plan to apply for starting the Kohima Medical College from the academic year 2022-23 to the National Medical Commission. It will start initially with the NHAK as a Teaching Hospital,” Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio stated yesterday.
Presenting the State Budget 2021-22 at the 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), Rio, further informed that the second medical college in Mon is expected to be functional by 2023-24 academic session.
“We are also in the process of establishing a Medical College at Mon. The project will be taken up at a cost of Rs 325 crore, 90 percent of which is being sourced from a centrally sponsored scheme. We expect to complete all the works and make the College functional during 2023-24,” Rio said during his speech/
It is pertinent to mention here that the Department of Health and Family Welfare was provided Rs 604.90 lakh in terms of sectoral allocation, out of which Rs 254.90 has been earmarked for the construction of a new ward at 11 NHAK and Rs 150 lakh for the construction of 50 bedded District Hospital in Kohima.