Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha inaugurated the Government Nursing College at IGM Hospital complex, Agartala on Tuesday (1st August, 2023).
“Plans have been taken to build a health hub in the state by bringing all the branches, colleges and institutions linked with health services including nursing institute under Medical Education Directorate. With the thought Health is Wealth’, the state government is making efforts to expand health services and health infrastructure in the state”, Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha said at the inauguration ceremony of the Government Nursing College at IGM Hospital complex today. The Chief Minister suggested the faculties of the Nursing College to provide learning beyond regular academic learning which is connected with modern nursing education. The Chief Minister hoped that with the joint efforts of all connected with the college including faculties, the Agartala Govt. Nursing College will one day become State of Excellence and the nursing students will benefit from it.
The Chief Minister also added that the Nursing Training Institutes of AGMC and GBP Hospital have been upgraded to Nursing Colleges recently. B.sc Nursing course has been commenced in this college with 50 students from the present academic year. As a result, the guardians will also be relieved that students need not pursue education outside the state. The Chief Minister said, 100 Health Sub-Centres will be built in the state for expansion of health services. That is why, 30 crore rupees has been allocated for this in the current budget. The chief Minister said, from the academic year 2023-24, ANM Training Institute in Udaipur of Gomati district had been upgraded to 40-seated GNM Institute.
The Chief Minister in the inaugural ceremony said, Mera Aspataal portal has been launched as a part of a digital initiative in health services and this will be linked to e-Hospital platform which will be helpful in treatment of cancer patients. Apart from that, a Trauma Care Centre (Level-3) at North Tripura District Hospital of Dharmanagar will be commenced in the financial year 2023-24. 1,756 crore rupees expenditure has been estimated for health in the state budget in the financial year 2023-24.
Secretary of Health and Family Welfare department Dr. Debashish Basu said, 175 nurses will be recruited very soon. Besides, 100 more nurses will be appointed on contract basis. He hoped that Agartala Government Nursing College will be established as the best nursing college in the country.
Principal in-charge of Agartala Government Nursing College Maitri Chowdhury delivered the welcome speech on the occasion. A documentary on the infrastructure of the college was presented in the inaugural programme. The Chief Minister also officially launched the college website and unveiled the book cover of the college. Director of Directorate of Medical Education Dr. Har Prasad Sharma, Director of Directorate of Health Services Dr. Supriya Mallik and many other dignitaries were present in the inauguration ceremony.