CM Tamang meets Union Minister Mandaviya

New Delhi, 31 Aug (IPR):

The Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang called on the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, MansukhMandaviya in New Delhi today.

During the call on, the Chief Minister informed about the enhancement of medical seats (50 free seats and 30 full payment seats) reserved for the Sikkimese students in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) and sought the approval of the Union Minister for the proposal before the commencement of the academic session. He also cited various correspondence from the state government and SMIMS to the National Medical Commission (NMC) regarding the subject. Further, he informed that SMIMS is fully prepared to meet NMC requirements at the Letter of Permission(LOP) stage and requested for conducting the NMC inspection for LOP at the earliest. The Union Minister assured to look into the proposal and deputise officials for the immediate inspection of SMIMS for an early resolution. Minister of State (Health & Family Welfare), DrBharatiPravinPawar, Ministers: MN Sherpa, Loknath Sharma, Secretary to CM, SD Dhakal were also present during the occasion.