Department of Public Health

Despite many advancements in the medical field, there is a significant lag in public health in India. Creation of dedicated public health cadres has been identified as one of the important initiatives in moving towards improved health systems.

The National Health Policy 2017 of the Government of India, section 11.8 recommends the creation of a “Public Health Management Cadre in all States”. The policy also advocates an appropriate career structure and recruitment policy to attract young and talented multidisciplinary professionals. Medical and health professionals would form a major part of this, but professionals coming in from diverse backgrounds such as sociology, economics, anthropology, nursing, hospital management, communications, etc. who have since undergone public health management training would also be considered. States could decide to locate these public health managers, with medical and non-medical qualifications, into the same or different cadre streams belonging to Directorates of Health.

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To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

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