Arunachal Pradesh is likely to get its second medical college after the Centre on Tuesday assured to set up one in Namsai district.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave the assurance when a team led by state’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang called on him in New Delhi on Monday.

Libang, who was accompanied by Lok Sabha member Tapir Gao and Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom also discussed the COVID-19 situation in the state.

The Northeastern state currently has only one medical college – Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun near Itanagar.

According to officials, the ministers also discussed strengthening medical infrastructure, medical equipment, medicines and better medical services in the state.

(With inputs from PTI)