“ During my visit to Shillong on 2nd -3rd July 2011, I found that the environment in NEIGRIHMS is vitiated due to inadequate faculty and the resultant agitation by students”, Shri.Bijoy Krishna Handique, Minister for DoNER stated in his letter to Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 6th July.
Shri. Handique has written to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare seeking the latter’s intervention to fill up the 103 number of faculty positions lying vacant in the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.
Shri. Handique mentioned that out of 137 posts in the institute, only 34 have reportedly been filled up, which has resulted in dislocation of academic and health care activities in the Institute. He also said that this matter was leading to agitations by students demanding posting of adequate number of faculty.