The Assam government on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) to set up a research institute for innovations in the health sector.

The Assam Advanced Health Innovation Institute (AAHII) will be a project with an initial investment of ₹546 crore and will also have a post-graduate medical college and a 350-bedded multi-speciality hospital.

“This is a historic beginning. Today a public institution and a government have signed an agreement for research on chronic problems in the country’s health sector and find innovative technical solutions for them,” said Dharmendra Pradhan, union minister for education, skill development and entrepreneurship.

The agreement focuses on the intersection of engineering, medical science and industry. There will be research collaborations with leading global universities on stem cell therapy, diagnostics, therapeutics, molecular biology and regenerative medicine.



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