Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (NIMSR) – Nagaland’s first medical college inaugurated

Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (NIMSR)
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Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, inaugurated the Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (NIMSR) in Kohima on 14th October.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mandaviya said that “NIMSR is not just a medical college, it is also a research institute. It will not only fulfil the purpose of imparting medical education but will also address the health issues of the Naga people.”

Terming it as a historic day, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said “Today is a historic day for the people of Nagaland as we formally inaugurate our first medical college – Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (NIMSR). Our desire to establish a medical college was driven by the pressing need to address shortcomings in the delivery of secondary & tertiary level healthcare. I thank PM Narendra Modi Ji for giving us this priceless asset that will immensely benefit even other NE states.”

NIMSR Kohima aims at providing holistic medical education to MBBS students enrolled under NIMSR, comprehensive hospital based and community outreach health care services to patients through various Health Care Programs, extra and intramural research facilities.

NIMSR Kohima is affiliated to Nagaland University. It received the Letter of Permission for admission of 100 MBBS seats from academic year 2023-2024 from the National Medical Commission (NMC), in April 2023 paving way to start the first Medical College in the state after 60 years of statehood, realizing the long-cherished dream of the people of Nagaland.

85 MBBS students from state of Nagaland and 6 students from all India seats got admitted in NIMSR and have joined MBBS classes after induction program on 1.9.2023.

In his address, the Chief Minister highlighted that it was a long cherished dream of the people of Nagaland to have a medical college in their state, he thanked the Union Govt for steadfastly taking up the project. He also said that NIMSR would help the state in strengthening its secondary and tertiary healthcare and he further hoped that it would become a centre of excellence in the coming days.

The Union Health Minister encouraged the students and other stakeholders to not limit their scope of research within national borders. “We must encash on opportunities abroad as well”, he said. He also informed that the Union Govt has started foreign language courses in many medical education institutes so that students can have an edge in getting jobs abroad.

The inauguration of NIMSR Kohima will be a huge step towards improving the quality of medical education and healthcare infrastructure in Nagaland and the entire Northeast region.

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