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Jamia Hamdard University to set up a medical college

Published On: 16 Jul 2012 | Last Updated On: 16 Jul 2012

Jamia Hamdard University is all set to come up with a medical college in Delhi entitled – Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and offer medical courses from this academic year after receiving approval from the MCI (Medical Council of India).

Sources from the university revealed that the medical college has been built for the people who cannot afford quality medical treatment. The 350-bed hospital will provide training to students as well as multi specialty treatment for the residents of South Delhi. The college will offer both medical and para-medical courses except the unani courses. 6 new programs have also been introduced namely; BSc medical record and health information management, BSc cardiology laboratory techniques,  BSc medical imaging technology, BSc optometry, BSc dialysis techniques and BSc operation theatre techniques. Besides teachers, doctors will also teach medical courses.

Hundred students comprising of 43 reserved categories, 42 general and 15 management quotas will be enrolled to the course. The college will emphasize on diabetes, oncology (cancer) and cardiovascular diseases.

At the hospital, beds will be assigned as per the need of different departments and nearly 600 patients will be diagnosed daily.  The university will be recruiting more doctors in next 2 months. The super specialists will be visiting on weekly basis.

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The Delhi government has proposed 3 new medical colleges to come up in the national Capital in next 2 years. These colleges will be affiliated to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU) in Hari Nagar, forthcoming 500 bed hospital in Dwarka and Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini. The health minister stated that Delhi is suffering from acute shortage of doctors. The Capital region has been outsourcing doctors from different regions of India. The 3 medical colleges will have an intake capacity of 150 MBBS seats each and colleges will be equipped with modern amenities.

Delhi government has also proposed to open a dental college with about 100 seats. This dental college will be attached to the GTB Hospital. At present the national capital has 5 government colleges - Vardhman Mahavir Medical College , All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), University College of Medical Sciences and Lady Hardinge Medical College. A total of 750 MBBS seats are offered by the 5 colleges.  

Source: Times of India

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