NEIGRIHMS was established by the Government of India in 1987. It has been designed as a Postgraduate Medical Institute in lineage of AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. It is the First Postgraduate Medical Institute in the North Eastern Region and the Third in the Country established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Institute was registered as a Society on 12th January 1987 by the Registrar of Societies, Meghalaya, Shillong under the name of :
On January 22, 2000, then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee declared NEIGRIHMS as an ‘Institute of National Importance’. The Institute was also declared as an “Institution of Excellence” by an Act of Parliament vide Gazette of India Notification dated 4th January 2007, the only Medical Institute that has been given such a status in the country.
“North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences”.
North Eastern region has got a population of about 40 million in an area of about 2.6 Lakh square kms covered by about 400 hospitals where doctor population ratio is approximately 1: 5000 against a national figure 1:2000, with an overall 50% deficiency in medical manpower and overall 60% in total health sector. NEIGRIHMS has been envisaged as the most vital asset to address the shortage in the North Eastern Region in terms of Health care delivery as well as Human Resource Development.
Destined to be the “Pride” of North Eastern Region, NEIGRIHMS as the “Island of Excellence” bears the mission of an apex coordination centre to guide the health care policy of the Central Government, to potentially coordinate with international health organizations like WHO, UNICEF, World Bank etc in the activities of health sector with a Vision of developing an apex seat of learning cum health care and capacity building as also to develop a self- sustainable resource centre of Health and Medical Sciences through the trinity of training, services and research.
NEIGRIHMS had started the Undergraduate Programmes (MBBS Course) since 2008, Postgraduate Programmes (MD/MS Course) in various departments of Anaesthesiology, Pathology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Microbiology, Gynae and Obstetrics, Anatomy, Radio diagnosis and Imaging since 2009 and Post-Doctoral Programme (DM Cardiology) since 2012. The B. Sc Nursing course was started by the Institute in 2006. The Institute conducts its own professional examinations and entrance examinations for these courses.
Academic Council of NEIGRIHMS has approved the introduction of Post Graduate/ Post Doctoral Fellowship Programmes in the near future in the disciplines of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery, Urology and Renal Transplant, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Radiation Sciences, Medical Oncology, Clinical Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Clinical Biochemistry, Community Medicine etc.
Since its inception in 1998 and a modest beginning of the In-patient services in 2001 with only 30 beds, NEIGRIHMS has come a long way to the present 531 beds with an annual patient load of 2,26,308 Out-patients and 15568 In-patients in the year 2013-14. As on date the institute is conducting High End diagnostics and medicare in Interventional Cardiology, Open Heart Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Minimal Access Surgery and Hybrid Procedures and Endovascular Interventions with CT- Guided Interventional Radiology besides Operating Microscopes, ECMO, video-endoscopic, laparoscopic facilities in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation, Urological Surgery besides State-of-the-Art medicare in all other specialties like Joint Replacements, Arthroscopy, GI Endoscopy, Laser Photo Coagulation, Immuno-histochemistry.
The only Institute to have State-of-the-Art Viral Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in the North East Region besides high end Molecular Pathology Laboratory from the Department of Pathology. Component Transfusion, Hemodialysis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and advanced research in Basic and Para-Clinical Sciences, more importantly extending the benefits of primary and high end care to the most remotely placed population at their door steps through outreach camps with the help of Community Medicine.
NEIGRIHMS is conducting Clinical Grand Rounds/Clinico-Pathological Conferences, national/international conferences, symposia, workshops, teleconferences, tele-medicine in collaboration with other institutes in the country, involving various other funding agencies for research, especially ICMR, HRD, DST, DBT, etc.
Various expansion Projects in the pipeline are separate Medical College, Nursing College complex, Regional Cancer Center with the State- of-the-Art infrastructure, Regional Trauma Center, Institute of Paramedical Sciences and Technology,College of Dental Sciences, Separate Super Specialty Blocks for Cardiac Sciences and Neuro Sciences, Separate Block for Maternal and Child Health, Department of Genetic and Molecular Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Helipad and State-of-the-Art Air-Ambulance and Command and Control Room.
On the Bio Medical Engineering front, NEIGRIHMS is focusing on creation of research areas for applied sciences to look after its own bio medical equipment and maintenance of engineering facilities and introduce Bio-medical Engineering Courses in due course of time.
With Post Graduate/Post Doctoral teaching facilities in 35 disciplines along with its 531 bed capacity and 75 Intensive Care beds, Ace Trauma and Emergency Medicine Services, 350-bedded Regional Cancer Centre plus separate Medical and Nursing Colleges and College for Pharmacy and Dental Sciences, Patient Rest House, Helipad, Air Ambulance to air lift and in transit management of seriously sick /injured patients from far flung hilly areas of North East, better road connectivity with the Shillong by-pass, this Institution is on its way to be the major Referral Regional Centre with State-of-the-Art facilities for Medicare, Human Resource Development and Medi-Tourism in North East.
With the "Look East" policy of the Central Government for industrial growth and development, located amidst lush green pine forests in the “Abode of the Clouds” (Meghalaya), North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences is looking forward to pursue medicare of highest order in terms of Cardiac, Liver, Kidney, Corneal Transplants, E Stem Cell Disease Management, E Treatment in near future for the service of humanity proudly establishing itself as
"The Destination for Quality Healthcare in North East India !"