TEZPUR, Sept 4 � Urging the new MBBS students of the Tezpur Medical College (TMC) to be the part of modern and dedicated healthcare services, the Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur district, Lalit Gogoi said that healthcare service is conventionally regarded as an important determinant in promoting the general, physical and mental health and well-being of the people around the world. Gogoi, who was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the academic session of the first batch of MBBS students in the newly-established medical college, further said that the access to healthcare facilities varies across countries, groups, and individuals and is largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place.
�Countries and jurisdictions have different policies and plans in relation to the personal and population-based healthcare goals within their societies. Healthcare systems are organisations established to meet the health needs of the common people. Their exact configuration varies among national and sub-national entities. I hope the students, who are admitted to the Tezpur Medical College with the same vision, will be able to gather this,� Gogoi said and added that it was a glorious day for all concerned including the students, medical staff, doctors and teachers and for the locality as the prestigious course has started in the college located in the greater Bihaguri area.
Stressing the need of a modern healthcare system in the society, he said that it depends on trained professionals as healthcare can contribute to a significant part of a country�s economy. �Healthcare is conventionally regarded as an important determinant in promoting the general, physical and mental health and well-being of people around the world. So, I urge the new batch of medical students of the TMC to dedicate themselves to the cause of the society through the medical profession,� Gogoi added.
He inaugurated the meeting by lighting a ceremonial lamp. Prior to it, welcoming the gathering, the principal of the college, NC Bhattacharya highlighted the course content that covers altogether nine semesters. He urged the new students to be sincere in their studies so that they can put up a good show in their academic career, establishing the dignity of the new medical college. The event started with a Saraswati vandana. The superintendent of the college, Dr Arabinda Kalita, students and their parents, medical staff and others attended the event. At the end, Dr Arabinda Kalita administered the oath to the newly-admitted students of the college and gave the vote of thanks to dignitaries.
In an interaction with media persons, principal NC Bhattacharya informed that the first year of the MBBS course will have two semesters containing three major subjects of Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry. About the infrastructure of the college, Bhattacharya stated that though they would have to wait for a few more days to witness a full-fledged status, a dedicated medical team has already been engaged to give every possible service to the institute. For meeting the healthcare needs of the people, important facilities like MRI, laparoscopic surgery, blood bank along with departments for indoor and outdoor patients have been made available. Moreover, for security, a police outpost will be set up inside the medical college campus, for round-the-clock power supply, a big budget project has been implemented. Already, an estimate of Rs 1.5 crore has been submitted for the second phase of the infrastructure development.
Bhattacharya also informed that a pharmacy college would also be established in the college campus for which a proposal has been submitted to the Government of India.