The National Medical Commission (NMC) has approved the setting up of the new medical college in Lakhimpur district of Assam.

The development was announced by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

The new medical college in Assam, commonly known as the Lakhimpur Medical College Hospital (LMCH) will have a total of 100 seats for MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery).

With the approval from the NMC, there will be a total of 1100 MBBS seats in Assam up for grab.

In a major milestone for Assam, I’m glad to share that @NMC_IND has approved a new Medical College for Lakhimpur with 100 seats for MBBS. A matter of great personal pride as I see this 8th College, I dreamt of, taking shape. Now, we’ve 1100 #MBBS seats for our children,” tweeted Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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The National Medical Commission (NMC) had visited the Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital (LMCH) in August this year and found some deficiencies like the number of faculties, size of casualty ward and incomplete buildings.

For that reason, the NMC disallowed admission to MBBS courses at LMCH for the academic session of 2021-22.

However, with the criteria being fulfilled, the NMC has approved the medical college in Lakhimpur, Assam.

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