The release credited Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla saying he had taken necessary steps and had fervently approached the Central government for the same.
The permission to set up Medical College has been given by Central Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to Mizoram Government on the 3rd of this month (March 3, 2014) vide Letter No.D.O.U. 12012/46/2012 - ME (P.II) dt.19.2.2014.
The Central government and the state government will share the expenditure - 90% by Central Government and the rest by Mizoram Government. The Central Government has in fact cleared its share of the expenditure amounting to Rs. 189 Crore.
The Medical College is proposed to be set up at the State Referral Hospital, Falkawn, on the outskirts of Aizawl. The Mizoram Government will take up necessary steps vigorously henceforth, the release said.
A committee led by Chief Minister Thanhawla has taken steps for the setting up of a Medical College in Mizoram. ‘Support for Preparation of DPR of Mizoram Medical College’ has also been submitted to NEC to make sanction within 2011–2012.