Mizoram technical education and health minister Dr R Lalthangliana

Aizawl: Mizoram higher and technical education minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Thursday expressed concern about the minimal number of Mizos in central services.

Addressing a ‘freshers’ social-cum-graduation programme’ of Johnson College at Vanapa hall in Aizawl on Thursday, the minister said students should take up the challenge to crack central services.

“I am much concerned about the minimal number of Mizo students who clear central services. Students should give effort in this regard and take up the challenge that they can do what other people can do,” he said.

Citing that even the students, who come from poor economic background can hold important post in the government provided they studied with strong determination, Lalthangliana advised students to have a clear aim and focus on their goals no matter how hard the path to success may be.

Students today are the strength of the country, he said.

Stating that the young graduating students of today hold the keys to the future of Mizoram, the minister called upon the students to excel in their chosen field of studies and strive to be the best and also diversify their areas of interests.

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He also advised students to refrain from spending too much time aimlessly on social media and guard themselves, well of its ills.

Lalthangliana, who also holds the health portfolio, on Thursday, paid a visit to the state’s biggest hospital, Aizawl Civil Hospital and held interaction with hospital authorities over upgradation of the hospital.

The minister conducted spot inspection for man power crunch and assured the authority that the shortage will be resolved shortly. He added that the government is mulling to constitute a committee to monitor upgradation of facilities like additional departments, machines, man power and staff quarters, among others, in the hospital.

Established in 1894, the 275-bedded Aizawl Vivil Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals run by the state government. It is being currently run with 15 clinical departments, a superspeciality department, four para-clinical departments and various support services. The hospital offers post graduate course (DBN) to five subjects and is a training institute approved by both the Medical Council of India and the Indian Nursing Council.

Currently, there are 27 students, including eight women studying DBN course in the hospital.

The hospital is currently associated with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), department of biotechnology of Mizoram University and Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences (RIPANS) and undertaking various medical researches.

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