Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI) is honored to announce the first homegrown private medical college in North-East India. After due inspection and screening, the National Medical Commission has permitted SHRI to start a new private medical college with 150 students intake capacity per year at HealthVillage, Langol, Imphal West, Manipur under the name and style of Shija Academy of Health Sciences (SAHS) from the academic session 2021-2022. The permission has been issued by National Medical Commission vide letter No.: NMC/UG/2020/000092/032984, dated 01|11|2021.
The main purpose of establishing the new medical college is to produce strong, empathetic, compassionate, socially and environmentally responsible research-oriented medical graduates and postgraduates for the new era of health sciences, affordable quality healthcare, and medical value tourism to help save the state’s exchequer and inclusive growth of the region.
SHRI had a humble beginning as Shija Clinic, a mono practice attached to a pharmacy at Paona Bazar in 1985. Now, it is a NABH (Pre Entry) certified 350 bedded (including 60 critical care beds) super specialty hospital supported by 1399 caregivers including 165 full-time doctors. It is located at the eco-friendly foothill of Langol, Imphal West. We brand it as HealthVillage, Langol. Shija has a NABL accredited Laboratory. Shija has been able to stop many patients from going outside the state by bringing more needed facilities in the state. The hospital played a key role in the detection and treatment of COVID in both the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SHRI has set Guinness World Record for successful removal of the largest neck tumor (40% of total body weight) in the world in 2006 and re-implanted 8 totally amputated hands and fingers. The hospital is a leading brand in Kidney and Cornea transplantation, Key Hole Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Advanced Stroke Management Cardiac Science, Joint replacement, Neurosciences, Renal Science, Gastroenterology, Eye Care, Palliative Care, etc. Shija is running a Common Biomedical Waste Management in the state. SHRI is empanelled by CMHT, PMJAY, 30 other government and private organizations for reimbursement. Shija has treated more than 57,000 patients including Dialysis under CMHT and PMJAY.
Out of the over 4000 medical aspirants in Manipur alone, only about 150 students are selected as government nominees and over 400 Manipuri students are going outside the state and country for private medical studies per year. Currently it is estimated that about 700 Manipuri medical students are studying in China alone. Approximately, over Rs. 500 Crs spent outside the state annually for healthcare and medical education. The amount will be more if we include the expenditure of dental, nursing, paramedical, and health management studies outside the state.
The proposed private medical college will have an academic block and an independent subsidized 700 bedded teaching hospital which will be constructed within two years. Shija plans to have a satellite 100 bedded hospital at the international border, Moreh, to cater the primary and secondary healthcare for the border areas of India and Myanmar and also a Rural Health Centre within a 40 km radius. The Seat Sharing (State Government Nominee, Shija Management Nominee, and Non-Resident Indian) and Annual Fee Structures is already proposed to the Government of Manipur based on one of the nearest private medical colleges in Kolkata as we don’t have a full private medical college in NE India.
The medical college will not only generate employment but also help the state to develop as one of the global healthcare destinations. A world-class healthcare service at an affordable cost to attract domestic as well as global medical tourists. It will also provide ample opportunities for capacity building of the local population and can supply the healthcare workforce to developed nations. The teaching institute will attract both domestic and international students which will help in the generation of foreign exchange that will contribute towards inclusive economic growth of the state. It will also help in the enhancement of goodwill between India & Myanmar and beyond through healthcare.