Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged the new generation of doctors to work in the rural areas of the State so that the people of those areas could avail better healthcare services. The CM made the comment while speaking at the convocation of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences (SSUHS).
The CM presented the degree and diploma certificates to the students of SSUHS at the 2nd Convocation of the university. The convocation was organised at GMCH Auditorium in Guwahati. He also conferred lifetime achievement awards to ten doctors for their contributions to the medical field.
Terming medical as a noble profession, the CM said, “Society gives special status to doctors as they render lifesaving services to those who are in need and that is why, they must also strive to live upto the people’s expectations through dedicated service.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was also present at the Convocation. During his speech, the minister informed that total seat capacity in medical colleges of Assam has been increased to 726 from earlier 391 and would soon be increased to 1000.
On the other hand, Dr Randeep Guleria, the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was also present on the occasion and opined that doctors have an important role to play in the nation-building process.