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Punjab to enhance 100 MBBS seats in each medical college

Posted on Nov 22, 09:29PM | UNI

The Punjab Government would enhance 100 seats of MBBS in each Government Medical College at Patiala and Amritsar from next year.

A decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the 30th meeting of Governing Body of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Society Jalandhar held under his chairmanship here today.

The board also gave nod to increase intake of 47 seats in Post graduation courses at Medical College, Patiala.

In another decision, the board had approval to spend Rs 32 crore for the purchase of equipment for upcoming Rs 60 crore State-of-the-art Cancer Diagnostic Treatment Centre at Bathinda, besides setting up of a Hemophilic Diagnostic Centre at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore at Patiala.

Mr Badal asked the Medical Education and Research department to setup similar Hemophilic Diagnostic Centre at other Government Medical and Dental Colleges also. He also directed the authorities concerned to expedite the construction work of the Rs five crore drug de-addiction centre at Patiala.

The Chief Minister also approved to constitute an Ethical Committee to promote research in all the Government Medical and Dental Colleges of the state whereas Rs five crore had been approved for this.

Reviewing the status of the various approved ongoing projects in Government Medical Colleges of the state, Mr Badal asked to prepare a comprehensive plan for the up-gradation and strengthening of radiotherapy unit in Government Medical College Amritsar.

It was informed in the meeting that 50-bedded drug de-addiction centres at Government College Amritsar and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot had already been completed.