NMC gives in-principle nod to MUHS for New PG Medical College with 7 disciplines
PG medical courses would be available for students in seven disciplines including general medicine, paediatrics, general surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, maternity and child welfare and emergency medicine.
Nashik: Bringing good news to the postgraduate medical aspirants in Maharashtra, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has given its in-principle nod to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) for starting a postgraduate medical college in the State.
This institute would be known as the Maharashtra Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (MPGIMER), reports TOI.
In the beginning, PG medical courses would be available for students in seven disciplines including general medicine, paediatrics, general surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, maternity and child welfare and emergency medicine.
Initially, the classes for the PG medical courses would be conducted at Nashik civil hospital whereas the hostel facilities would be available on the University campus. The civil hospital in Nashik has around 600 beds along with six operational theatres.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar (retd), the varsity's Vice-Chancellor has informed the daily that process for recruiting 57 faculty members in this new PG Medical College has already been commenced.
Speaking to TOI regarding the issue, Dr Kantikar said, "This is a dream project for the MUHS. The varsity is keen to complete the recruitment process by the end of this month. Thereafter, commission would make an inspection before giving its final nod. MPGIMER is likely to start functioning from 2022-23."
"The commission would decide on the seats for PG admissions in all the seven disciplines. I think there would be at least 50 seats for all the disciplines," she added.
Further referring to the medical infrastructure available at Nashik Civil Hospital, Dr Kantikar added, "I was impressed by the medical infrastructure at the Nashik civil hospital during my recent visit there. Seminars and lectures will be held in the hospital itself."