Assam: Academic Session in 3 New Medical Colleges Begins Today

The Assam government on September 1 inaugurated the academic sessions in three newly built medical colleges in the state in a bid to improve the medical facilities in the state.

Classes have begun in the Nagaon, Kokrajhar and Nalbari Medical colleges from today.

The three medical colleges located in Nalbari, Nagaon, and Kokrajhar recently received approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to start MBBS courses from the 2023-24 academic session.

All three colleges have an intake capacity of 100 MBBS seats.

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Nagaon Medical College and Hospital as part of the event to mark its opening for classes.

Similarly, the minister of Public Health Engineering, Jayanta Mallabaruah was present for the opening of classes in the Nalbari Medical College and Hospital.

Likewise, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta flagged off the classes at the Kokrajhar Medical College and Hospital.

The Nagaon Medical College has a total of 10 modular operation theatres and 8 modular teaching laboratories. It will also be equipped with a 24-hour emergency department and 50 ICU beds. This medical college will have a total of 504 beds and 22 total departments.

Where as, Nalbari Medical College have a total of 576 beds including 43 ICU beds. It will have 4 modular operation theatres along with 8 modular teaching laboratories and a total of 20 departments.

While the Kokrajhar Medical College has 9 modular operation theatres and 8 modular teaching laboratories. It has a total of 500 beds including 60 ICU beds. A total of 21 departments will be functional in this medical college.

The last medical college that became operational in the state was Dhubri Medical College & Hospital. 

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