PGI Chandigarh to start MBBS programme with 100 seats, fill vacancies on priority, says hospital premier | Education News,The Indian Express
The institute will now start an MBBS course, with 100 students, with a proposal for the same having been approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The patient load at PGI, Chandigarh, has seen a massive increase in the last few years, with Professor Vivek Lal, the director of the premier institute, now chalking out a roadmap that he says, will strive to address the shortage of workforce and in the process increase patient care at the institute.
“We cannot cap the number of patients but can work to improve services here at the institute,” said Professor Lal.
The institute will now start an MBBS course, with 100 students, with a proposal for the same having been approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. While the institute has been teaching postgraduate courses so far, the new undergraduate programme will be started on a format similar to that of AIIMS-Delhi and it will add to the 92 MBBS general category seats (offered by GMCH-32) in the city. “We have made a roadmap, and the MBBS course was the need of the hour. For many years, the Institute has been looking forward to it, a step that will benefit the city and region. We have the infrastructure, and faculty and need to add a few more lecture theaters,” added Professor Lal.
The institute has also planned a 50 per cent increase in sponsored seats for Defence personnel for DM courses and also more MD and DM seats.The standing Committee has also approved a proposal to increase the DM/MCH seats under the sponsored/deputed category from 33% to 50% (for only medicalsuper specialties) of the total sanctioned strength of general seats.
“We need more people and increasing our workforce is the key to meet the expectations of our patients.”