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Churachandpur Medical College to begin its first session by September, says Manipur CM

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 01, 2021 1:16 am
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Imphal, June 30 (EMN): Churachandpur Medical College, the second state-run medical institution in Manipur and first in the district, will start its first session from September this year with an intake capacity of 100 seats.

This was disclosed by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh while inaugurating various infrastructural projects besides laying foundation stone for the construction of College of Nursing at Churachandpur district, bordering Mizoram and Myanmar on Wednesday.

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences is the only state run medical institute in the state even though the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, a central government institute is located in Imphal.

Minister of Forest, Awangbow Newmai, Minister of Transport, Vungzagin Valte, Rajya Sabha MP, Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs Karam Shyam, Ginsuanhau Zou, T N Haokip, chairman of Churachandpur ADC, DGP LM Khaute and others were present during the formal inauguration of Girls Hostel of GNM Training School, Multipurpose Hall, Mini Secretariat and Sadbhavna Mandap.

Meanwhile, Biren Singh also launched the mass tree plantation as part of celebrating Van Mahotsava celebration at District Training Centre of the hill town wherein he expressed happiness to learn that leaders of more than 200 villages had come out voluntarily in support of the mass tree plantation programme.

Stating that damage to ecological balance and large scale deforestation had been the major cause of global warming and other deadly diseases, he said that mass tree plantation programme was being taken up to restore the balance of nature.

He thanked the Forest department and other voluntary organisations for their efforts and support in such an initiative. He stated that many villages in the district had already cleared the poppy plantations and started plantation of other economical and fruit bearing plants. Around one lakh saplings had been distributed for the same, he added. He also recalled that the state government had earlier dedicated a model school at Singhat with a cost of INR 24 crore, distributed three ambulances to the autonomous district council of the district, set up a PSA Oxygen Plant among others.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 01, 2021 1:16:56 am