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NEIGRIHMS stalemate | Govt has not made any demand to remove anyone: Conrad

SHILLONG | May 19, 2019:

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has said that the State Government has not made any demand to the Centre for the removal of the present NEIGRIHMS director, Dr D.M. Thappa.

NGO, students protest over ‘missing’ doctor in PHC

TURA | May 26, 2019:

The absence of a resident doctor from a Public Health Centre in West Garo Hills has angered the public who complained that rather than attending to the people at the PHC, he ‘prefer’ attending patients in his private chamber.

NEIGRIHMS crisis: KSU locks Director’s office; HC seeks details on deceased patient’s case

SHILLONG | May 13, 2019:

The members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU today locked the office of NEIGRIHMS Director, Dr D.M. Thappa even as demanding the removal of the director for the overall interest of the institute.

NEIGRIHMS resident doctors call off ‘total shutdown’ after meeting with Hek

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SHILLONG | April 04, 2019:

The NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors’ Association (NRDA) on Thursday called off the ‘total shutdown’ of medical services following a meeting with Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek , who assured the former of ‘seriously’. looking into the matter.

There is no swine flu outbreak in the state, says Hek

Shillong | Oct 31, 2018: 

Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek on Wednesday informed that there is no outbreak of H1N1 (swine flu) virus in the state.

World AIDS Day: Northeast India stands on the brink of HIV crisis- Denial, a major problem!


SHILLONG, December 2, 2017: Living with HIV is not a joke, especially if the society around the patient is one that looks upon them in utter disgust instead of being supportive and helping them combat it with strength by providing them emotional support. In Northeast India, there are thousands (only as per statistics not inclusive of unreported cases) who live with HIV. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) recently reported that out of the 21.17 lakh people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, around 63,000 are in the Northeast India. The table is topped by Manipur, which has shown the highest estimated adult HIV prevalence of 1.15%, followed by Mizoram (0.80%) and Nagaland (0.78%).

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