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JMCH principal (ic) Atul Chandra Baro speaking to reporters in Jorhat on Friday.

The Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) here is set to introduce post graduate courses in six more departments from April this year.

This will add 40 post graduate seats to the earlier 18, taking the total seats to 58.

Recently the Medical Council of India had designated the College as Regional Centre for Regional Education Technologies for the Eastern region of India including the North of West Bengal covering 19 medical colleges.

Addressing a press conference here, Atul Chandra Baro, in charge Principal cum chief superintendent, JMCH said that the PG classes would start following the receiving of a letter of permission from Medical Council of India and the fulfilling of a few conditions.

The conditions stipulated by MCI were provision of a stipend to each of the PG students, providing counselling and making available a residence for their stay.

“We have written to the DME today and these will soon be facilitated, “Dr Baro who is a professor and Head of the Surgery department since 2010, said.

Dr Baro said that the departments in which the postgraduate courses would start were considered clinical departments whereas the earlier post graduate courses started in 2014 were of pre or para clinical departments like Anatomy, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Science and Biotechnology.

The new PG courses would be started in surgery with 10 seats, medicine with 10 seats, anaesthesiology 8 seats, obstetrics and gynaecology 5 seats, Radiology 4 seats and ENT  3 seats.

Till date 33 students have been admitted to the earlier courses and 18 passed out. In MBBS nine batches of 100 students have been admitted out of which four batches have passed out since 2010.

Baro further said that very soon land would be allotted for the setting up of a state of art cancer facility in the premises.

Saurabh Borkotoky,  superintendent of JMCH said that the hospital now have 800 beds whereas the requirement for a college we only have 500 beds which went to prove that the hospital was expanding exponentially despite one or two negative reports published time to time.

He further said that the equipment and infrastructure were so good that MCI had given permission for the earlier post graduate courses even before MBBS courses were started.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com

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