Hon’ble Governor Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan today visited Mizoram’s first medical college, Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) and Zokhua, a typical Mizo village both situated at Falkawn, 16km south of Aizawl.
The Governor first visited MIMER where he was welcomed by MIMER Director Dr. Lallukhum Fimate, Director of Health and Medical Education Dr. T. Lalhmangaihi and other officials. The Governor toured the premises and also interacted with the patients.
During his interaction with the faculty members, Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan said that it was a privilege to be the first Governor to have visited the pride of the State. He said that it is an important milestone for the State, and as founding members and architects of the institution, the future generations will ever remember them for their services. Comparing the institute with other medical colleges, he said MIMER is located in a pristine environment; with serene and calm surroundings suitable for patients. The Governor emphasized on the need for more research as new diseases have cropped up recently and to bring more health awareness to the public. He assured those present that he will do his part so that more assistance reaches the institute and also help develop the institute to become one of the leading medical institutes in the country.
Meanwhile, Dr. L. Fimate said that through the commitment and patronage of the State government, the Referral Hospital has been upgraded to a medical college. He highlighted that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted a Letter of Permission (LoP) and even the Medical Council of India (MCI) was satisfied with the infrastructure, equipments, faculty and manpower to run the medical college. He also mentioned that the medical college will become an autonomous body under a society like any other prestigious medical institutes in the country.
The Governor then visited Zokhua, a typical Mizo village at Falkawn. He was received by Deputy Director Shri Lalchuailova and other officials from Art and Culture Department. Two dances namely Cheraw and Solakia were on display in honour of the visiting dignitary.
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