Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang on Sunday granted financial aid to at least four needy medical students.
The Chief Minister of Sikkim met the medical students, to whom the financial aid was granted, at his official residence in Gangtok.
These four medical students have successfully qualified for MBBS studies in Sikkim.
The students include three girls and one boy.
“I hope they excel in their field of study and achieve success,” said Sikkim CM PS Tamang.
Earlier, the government of Sikkim reportedly decided to provide free MBBS education to 50 deserving students from the poorest section of society.
The Government of Sikkim has entered into an agreement with the Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences in this regard.
A total of 50 deserving students from the poorer section of society who are keen to pursue medical sciences as a profession would be identified and given the opportunity to study at the Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.
This was announced recently by the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Jacob Khaling.
Notably, this measure was taken to encourage the integration of more students into the teaching of medical sciences in the state.