On the occasion, Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted:
This milestone is indeed historic and worth celebrating.
Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences is named after the former chief minister of the state late Tomo Riba who had made invaluable contributions to the state. He was also elected to the 11th Lok Sabha.
The medical college is located at Naharlagun and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University (Rono Hills, P.O Doimukh), a Central University in the state. The Ministry has approved for 50 MBBS students intake for the academic session 2019-20.
Naharlagun is connected by road, railway and also helicopter service.
Prof. Tamo Mibang is the Vice Chancellor and Dr.David Pertin, the Joint Registrar of the college.
Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences as it inducts its first batch of MBBS students, it is a beginning of a new dawn in the state and also the Northeast as a whole. With a growing number of medical practitioners and medical facilities, the unserved and underserved will get attention and care.
The AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in New Delhi was created in 1956. And, after almost exact 71 years of India’s independence, Arunachal Pradesh got its first medical college. This quick data check gives some perspectives and food for thought. One considerable factor is the population. As per the 2011 census, Arunachal Pradesh had an estimated population of 1.2 billion spread across 23 districts.
Access to medical facilities has been one of the biggest challenges in Northeast India.
Website of Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS): https://www.trihms.org/
Contact numbers: 0360-2350331