Assam CM Sarbananad Sonowal and state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during the inauguration of the MBBS academic session of AIIMS, Guwahati Credit- Twitter/@SarbanandaSonowal

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has asked the first batch of MBBS students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Guwahati to work with sincerity and dedication to become good doctors.

Vardhan said this while virtually inaugurating the MBBS academic programme of the medical institute on Tuesday.

The inaugural function was held at the Assam Administrative Staff College in the city.

“The students should work hard with dedication to become good doctors so that they can provide service to the society in the future,” said Harsh Vardhan.

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He also appreciated the Assam government for its successful fight against Covid-19.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union health minister for extending all support in establishing a world-class health institute like AIIMS in Assam.

Sonowal said that Modi’s endeavor to turn the Northeast into a ‘new engine of growth’ for the country has facilitated rapid development of the region in the past six years.

He also applauded Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s efforts to establish the premier medical institute.

“AIIMS Guwahati has been established because of the joint efforts of both the central and state governments,” Sonowal said.

“India’s youth population holds immense potential for propelling the country into the top echelons of world order,” he said.

Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Guwahati on May 26, 2017.

The centre had granted Rs 150 crore to establish the institute.

Union minister of state for health and family welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey was also present on the occasion.

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