Brief Description of Jorhat Medical College & Hospital, Jorhat
Jorhat was selected as a site for a new medical college to bring advanced and state- of- the- art medical education and tertiary health care facilities to middle Assam, the area between Guwahati and Dibrugarh. It has been thought that this medical college at Jorhat would cater to the health care needs of about 1.2 million population of Jorhat with three subdivisions at Moriani, Titabar and the famous river island Majuli. Besides these, the Jorhat Medical College would also cater to the healthcare needs of the neighbouring four districts of Sibsagar, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Lakhimpur. It will also benefit patients from the neighbouring states of NE India namely Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
In order to facilitate rapid development and an atmosphere of working autonomy, the Government of Assam formed for the new medical colleges. In Jorhat “Society for Medical Education, Jorhat” , under the Chaimanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sjt. Tarun Gogoi, was formed and registered by the Government and was entrusted with the task of establishing the medical college.