Review — Deputy Chief Minister reviews Medical Education Department

  • Strengthen staff and infrastructure: Deputy Chief Minister Shukla
  • Emphasis on construction of 12 medical colleges
  • Availability of support staff is mandatory

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Deputy Chief Minister Rajendra Shukla has said that to strengthen health services in the state, it is important to prepare skilled medical and paramedical staff and ensure their availability.

For this, smooth operation of medical, nursing and paramedical universities, strengthening of infrastructure and availability of adequate academic and supporting staff are essential. Deputy Chief Minister Shukla reviewed the Medical Education Department at Mantralaya Vallabh Bhawan on Tuesday. In the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Shukla reviewed the updated status of operation of 14 medical colleges running in the state, construction of 6 medical colleges funded by the Centre, 4 funded by the state and proposed construction of 12 medical colleges. He gave instructions to make necessary arrangements to fill the vacant posts in colleges. The Deputy Chief Minister reviewed college-wise infrastructure development and formalities for increasing seats in UG and PG courses in the running colleges and gave instructions for their immediate completion.

Instructions for improving dilapidated buildings

While reviewing the updated status of Nursing and Paramedical College, the Deputy Chief Minister directed that the construction of the hostel should also be done along with the Nursing College. Arrangements should also be made for the improvement work of old colleges and dilapidated buildings. The Deputy Chief Minister obtained information on issues for coordination from the Center so that such issues could be resolved quickly.

The Deputy Chief Minister reviewed the works of the councils under the department, Madhya Pradesh Nursing Registration Council, Madhya Pradesh Paramedical Council, Madhya Pradesh Medical Council. While reviewing the operation of the MBBS course in Hindi, he reviewed the progress of the work of providing courses in Hindi language in the coming years. It was said that the study material for the second year of MBBS in Hindi is almost ready.

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