North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) was set up in Shillong on the lines of AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh to provide advanced and specialized medical facilities in selected specialties and to serve as a regional referral service centre for comprehensive health care for the entire north east region and to provide post graduate medical education and training.
It is functioning as an autonomous body registered under the Meghalaya Registration of Societies Act 1983. In order to attract talent in NEIGRIHMS  incentives in the form of Pay scales at par with pay scales of faculty in AIIMS, Delhi; furnished accommodation up to a limit of rupees one lakh, special duty allowance @ 12½ % are being provided. In addition, two MBBS seats have been reserved for the wards of the medical faculty etc.
Though the character of NEIGRIHMS is regional but infrastructure and facilities available in the Institute are comparable to any National Institute.

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