SHILLONG, Sept 18 - Centre has asked North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGHRIMS) here to submit a proposal for air ambulance.
�The institute has been asked to prepare a proposal for having air ambulance services in the region,� NEIGRIHMS director Dr DM Thappa said.
He said NEIGRIHMS would act as a nodal point for air ambulance dispensary system whose services can reach out to the far flung areas of the region.
Dr Thapa said patients in medical emergencies can be brought to the institute for treatment besides medical samples of patients can also be collected for investigation at the super speciality hospital.
Thapa further said that the institute is proposing to involve the RIIMS Imphal to take care in respect of States like Nagaland and Mizoram while NEIGRIHMS will look after Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. � PTI