With the inauguration of NIMSR, every Indian state now has a medical college

In September 2023, Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (NIMSR) opened its doors to 100 students. The next month, with a visit from Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandviya, the institution based in Phriebagie, about 20 minutes from Kohima, was formally inaugurated. Until now, Nagaland was the only state in Indian without a medical college.

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>Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram were the last to get their medical colleges in 2018, leaving Nagaland with this dubious distinction. This comes after 60 years of statehood, and is especially relevant given it is the second oldest state in the Northeast after Assam

>The oldest such institution in the northeast — Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh — came up in 1900 after a donation by Dr John Berry White, a British surgeon considered to be the pioneer of modern healthcare in Assam.

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