Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong during a briefing on Monday Credit: EastMojo

Shillong: The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a proposal sent by the Department of Health, which asked for a two-year diploma course training for MBBS with specialisation.

Informing the media, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said, “As of today, we have a shortage of 121 specialist doctors. So, with this initiative, I’m sure after two years, we will be able to have our own specialised doctors.”

Tynsong added, “The government will create and set up a training centre which will be recognised all over the state. After the training is completed, they (the students) will be called a specialist, but of course, below the usual specialists.”

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The Cabinet also approved a proposal for the approval of the Draft Meghalaya Nursing Council Rules 2020, and Meghalaya Nursing Council Regulations 2020. “The Meghalaya Nursing Council Act 1992 was notified, and the rules were not framed until now. Today, the rules were drafted by the Health Department,” said Tynsong.

The Cabinet approved the proposal for the drafted rules and regulations.

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