Classes begin for 1st year MBBS students at Shija Academy of Health Sciences


Classes begin for 1st year MBBS students at Shija Academy of Health Sciences
IMPHAL, Feb 14
The Shija Academy of Health Sciences (SAHS) welcomed the first batch of MBBS students to the college today. To mark the occasion, a white coat ceremony was held for all the 92 students at the Lecture Hall in Shija Hospitals & Research Institute.
As per a statement from Shija Hospitals, the faculties of Preclinical Department and Community Medicine of SAHS, the Board of Directors and the Shija team attended the event.
Professor (Dr) Kaushik Debnath, Medical Superintendent, SAHS Hospital, administered the Maharishi Charak Shapath to the incoming students during the event, signifying their entry into the medical profession.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Palin Khundongbam, CMD, Shija Hospitals & Research Institute, stated that the white coat is the best attire that a doctor or a scientist could have. He further encouraged the students to work hard and keep a positive attitude in order to overcome any obstacles that may arise.
The members of Shija’s Board of Directors also spoke at the event, congratulating the students on their new beginning.
The students also undertook the Cadaveric Oath at the Dissection Hall of the Department of Anatomy which is a commitment that a medical student makes before touching a cadaver in order to underline the need for good cadaver handling.
Also the faculties from the pre-clinical departments gave a tour of their departments, including the laboratories.
It may be noted that the Shija Academy of Health Sciences is the first home-grown private medical college in North-East India. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has approved the academy’s initial capacity of 150 students per year at Health Village, Langol, added the statement.