15 July:Bhutan has sought India’s cooperation for setting up a medical college in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss called on the visiting Prime Minister of Bhutan Mr. Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley, here today.
The Prime Minister of Bhutan raised the issue of setting up of medical college in the context of ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the health sector. India is setting up two hospitals in Bhutan.
Dr. Ramadoss mentioned that he met the Health Minister of Bhutan in Geneva during the recent health assembly where he discussed this issue as well as starting a nursing college in Bhutan.
Mr. Thinley also requested for more number of seats for Bhutan students in Indian medical colleges. The Health Minister assured that he will look into the matter.A delegation led by the Health Minister of Bhutan will visit India to workout of the details raised during the meeting.