NEW DELHI, July 8 � The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sought the intervention of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry in improving medical facilities and academic atmosphere in the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.
In a letter to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, DoNER Minister BK Handique said he found the situation at NEIGRIHMS to be matter of concern. �During my visit to Shillong, I found that the environment in NEIGRIHMS is vitiated due to inadequate faculty and the resultant agitation by students,� Handique said.
Handique urged the Ministry to fill up the 103 number of faculty positions lying vacant in the NEIGRIHMS. Out of 137 posts in the institute, only 34 have reportedly been filled up, which has resulted in dislocation of academic activities in the institute.