North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences
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North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) is a medical institute of India in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is located on the outskirts of the educational hub hills City of the Northeastern India, Shillong, the "Scotland of the East". The present full-fledged tertiary care hospital facilities started at its permanent campus at Mawdiangdiang, Shillong in the year 2007. It is an Autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India in 1987 and declared as "Centre of excellence" by the parliament of India. (1) The MBBS teaching programme of NEIGRIHMS started in 2008 with intake of 50 (fifty) students, followed by Post graduate courses in 4 (four) subjects - Anaesthesiology, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pathology in the year 2009. It was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on 5 March 2010 by the chairperson of the UPA, Smt Sonia Gandhi, the institute functioned from its present campus at Mawdiangdiang for some years before that.
NEIGRIHMS is not only an educational institute that imparts postgraduate medical training and undergraduate medical training, but also a working hospital that provides inexpensive medical care to patients.
MD & MS Course started in 4 disciplines affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) (A central University). The approval to start the Post Graduate course in NEIGRIHMS was conveyed by the Ministry vide Office Memorandum No-U-12012/7/2008-NE dated 19th May 2008. After inspection under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.K Agarwal, Add. Director General, DGHS, the Ministry vide letter No.U-12012/7/2008-NE (Pt) dated 19th March 2009 permitted to start Post Graduate Courses with two seats each in 4 (four) departments namely Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Microbiology and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Clinical services offered
The hospital offers clinical services in Cardiology, Urology, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Neurology, General Medicine,cardiac surgery, General Surgery, Eye. It has backup departments like Radiology, Casualty and emergency, ICU, and PICU.
There are facilities like MRI, Ultrasound, Doppler, Echocardiography, Gastro-endoscopy etc. In the surgical discipline there are facilities like Total hip and knee Joint replacement,Arthroscopy, X-ray guided orthopaedic fracture surgery,Laparoscopic gall bladder Surgery, Bronchoscopy, and FESS.
For heart ailments PTCA and CABG bypass procedures are available for coronary artery diseases. Closure of a congenital hole in heart (ASD/VSD/PDA) surgery are done as well. It has a blood bank with component separation facility like fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrate etc.
Patients attend NEIGRIHMS from all eight north eastern states including Sikkim.
Facility for marginalized people and weaker and vulnerable section
The hospital offers free treatment to patients having a BPL Card from the state government. Being a central government funded hospital NIAF or Rashtryiya Arogya Nidhi scheme can offer treatment/drugs/implants etc. free of cost. JSY or Janani Suraksha Yojna offers money to all mothers delivering babies in NEIGRIHMS Hospital for mother and child care. Free vaccination according to the national immunization programme is provided in paediatric OPD.
Past regular Directors
Dr A.K.Barooah, Dr Farukh A Ahmed, Dr Robin Kr. Sarma, Dr M.E.Yeolekar
The institute is located on a campus at Mawdiangdiang on the outskirts of Shillong (also called New Shillong nowadays), about 6–7 km from Shillong city and takes about 17 minutes to drive to. The best way to reach NEIGRIHMS is from the Police bazar through Polo Bazar- NEEPCO Office - Demseiniong - Nongmynsong - Project Setuk HQ-NEIGRIHMS, Mawdiangdiang.