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Bhutan Seeks India's Cooperation for Setting Up Medical College

by VR Sreeraman on July 15, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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 Bhutan Seeks India's Cooperation for Setting Up Medical College

Bhutan has sought India's cooperation for setting up a medical college in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

This proposal was discussed during Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss's meeting with visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley, here today.

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The Prime Minister of Bhutan raised the issue of setting up of medical college in the context of ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the health sector. India is setting up two hospitals in Bhutan.

Dr. Ramadoss mentioned that he met the Health Minister of Bhutan in Geneva during the recent health assembly where he discussed this issue as well as starting a nursing college in Bhutan.
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Thinley also requested for more seats for Bhutan students in Indian medical colleges. Ramadoss assured that he will look into the matter.

A delegation led by the Health Minister of Bhutan will visit India to workout of the details raised during the meeting, both said.

Source: ANI
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