|Sonitpur deputy commissioner Lalit Gogoi (extreme left) lights the inaugural lamp during the ceremony in Tezpur on Monday. Picture by UB Photos
Tezpur, Sept. 1: Sonitpur deputy commissioner Lalit Gogoi today urged the first batch of MBBS students in Tezpur Medical College to work hard and become a part of the country’s dedicated healthcare force.
Delivering his lecture during the inauguration of the academic session for the first batch of MBBS students in the newly established medical college, Gogoi said, “Access to healthcare varies across countries, groups, and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place.”
“Healthcare is conventionally regarded as an important determinant in promoting the general physical and mental health and well-being of people around the world. So I urge the new batch of the medical students to dedicate their life for the cause of society through medical professionalism,” Gogoi said.
The first batch comprises 100 students. “Healthcare systems are organisations established to meet the health needs of the common people. Their exact configuration varies between national and sub-national entities. I hope the students who are admitted to Tezpur Medical College with the same vision will be able to garner these through the medical college.” he said.
Addressing the gathering, principal of the medical college, N.C. Bhattacharya highlighted the course contents covering nine semesters.
Bhattacharya said the first year of the MBBS course would have two semesters with the three major subjects of anatomy, physiology and chemistry.
On the college’s infrastructure, Bhattacharya said though the medical college will have to wait for a few more days to function on a full-fledged basis, a dedicated medical team has been engaged to carry out every possible service to the institute.
“For providing the required everyday healthcare service to the people, important facilities like MRI, laparoscopic surgery, blood bank along with indoor and outdoor patients has been made available,” he said.
“To maintain security, a police outpost will be set up inside the medical college campus while for uninterrupted power supply, a project is being implemented.” An estimate of Rs 1.5 crore has already been submitted for the second phase of infrastructure development. He said a pharmacy college would also be established in the campus for which a proposal has been submitted to the Centre.