Two medical colleges will be established in Assam every year, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday.

He was speaking on the ceremonial distribution of appointment letters to 201 staff nurses of Lakhimpur Medical College at GMCH in Guwahati.

The minister further informed that the Lakhimpur Medical College will get operational from November 2020.

The medical college has been constructed with a cost of Rs. 378crore.

The minister further informed that Dhubri and Nagaon Medical colleges will start functioning from 2021.

During the speech, the minister further informed that Biswanath Chariali, Goalpara, Karimganj and Charaideo will also have medical colleges soon.

He also informed that a second medical college in Guwahati will also be established soon.

The first-year courses at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari will begin from November.

He also informed that the state will soon have 17 cancer hospitals.

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