Director’s Message


               Established in 1987, NEIGRIHMS has been intended to be a postgraduate medical institution like AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. It was the first postgraduate medical institution in the North Eastern region, and the third in the Country established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It was registered as a Society on the 12th of January, 1987 by the Registrar of Societies, Meghalaya, Shillong as:

“North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences”.


The North Eastern region of India has a population of about 46 million which is about 3.7% of the Indian population in an area of about 2.6 Lakh square km 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 the 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 the North Eastern RegionNEIGRIHMS, 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 and so on, in the activities of health sector with a Vision of developing an apex seat of learning cum health care delivery 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 started its Undergraduate MBBS Course in 2008 with 50 MBBS seats and this intake is set to be doubled in the coming academic year. Our Postgraduate Program (MD/MS Courses) commenced in 2009 and Post-Doctoral Programme (DM Cardiology) in 2012. The B.Sc. Nursing course was started in 2006 with an annual intake to 50 students, to be doubled to 100 in the coming academic year while the M.Sc. Nursing course with an intake of 10 students began in 2016.    

The Academic Council of NEIGRIHMS has approved the introduction of Post Graduate/ Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programmes in the disciplines of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery, Urology and Renal Transplant Surgery, 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 after a modest beginning of In-patient services in 2001 with only 30 beds, NEIGRIHMS has come a long way to the present 594 beds with an annual patient load of 3,87,454 Out-patients and 17,146 In-patients in the year 2019-20. As on date the institute is conducting High End diagnostics and offering facilities of Interventional Cardiology, Open Heart Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Minimal Access Surgery, 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 healthcare in all other specialties like Joint  Replacements, Arthroscopy, GI Endoscopy, Laser Photo Coagulation, Immuno-histochemistry. In addition, Telemedicine & Palliative Care are offered for the entire North Eastern Region.

We have a State-of-the-Art Viral Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in the North Easter Region besides high end Molecular Pathology Laboratory. We offer Component Transfusion, Haemodialysis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation facilities, and more importantly extend benefits of primary and high end care to the needy in the most remote locations at their door steps through outreach camps with the help of our Community Medicine department. NEIGRIHMS also boasts of advanced research in Basic and Para-Clinical Sciences.

NEIGRIHMS has a robust academic program and conducts regular clinical grand rounds and clinico-pathological conferences in addition to individual departmental programs. Our faculty also actively participates in and hosts national & international conferences, symposia, workshops, CMEs, teleconferences, tele-medicine sessions. NEIGRIHMS runs several projects and active research as well as training programs in collaboration with other premiere institutes in the country, involving various funding agencies for research, especially ICMR, DST, DBT and so on, etc.

We have an ambitious expansion plan to enhance our capacity and offer the best possible standard of care to the entire North Eastern Region. To this end, we have been accorded approval for some very important projects that are already in the pipeline and should be commissioned in the coming months. These include a new Medical College building and Nursing College complex to accommodate the increase in intake, a 252 bedded Regional Cancer Centre with State-of-the-Art infrastructure, a Regional Trauma Centre, Institute of Paramedical Sciences and Technology, College of Dental Sciences, a separate Super Specialty Block for Cardiac Sciences and Neuro Sciences, a separate Block for Maternal and Child Health, Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and a Department of Geriatric Medicine. NEIGRIHMS also plans to operationalize a Helipad and State-of-the-Art Air-Ambulance and Command & Control Room.

We are also focusing on research in applied sciences to look after our bio-medical equipment and maintenance of engineering facilities and we plan to introduce Bio-medical Engineering Courses in due course of time.

With Post Graduate/Post Doctoral teaching facilities in 35 disciplines along with its 594 bed capacity and Intensive Care beds, Trauma and Emergency Medicine Services, and proposed facilities viz: 252-bedded Regional Cancer Centre plus separate Medical and Nursing Colleges, college of Pharmacy and Dental Sciences, Patient Rest House, Helipad, Air Ambulance to air lift and provide in-transit management of seriously sick /injured patients from remote and higher reaches of North East, better road connectivity with the Shillong by-pass, NEIGRIHMS seems to be well on its way to be the major Referral Regional Centre with the most modern and up-to-date facilities for healthcare, human resource development and medical tourism in the North Eastern region.


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 aspires to offer healthcare of the highest global standards including offer organ transplants (heart, liver, kidney, corneal transplants etc., Stem Cell therapy, E-Treatment in the coming future for the service of humanity with the aim of proudly establishing itself as

"The Destination for Quality Healthcare in North East India !"