Chandigarh: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, on Sunday, announced that on the recommendation of Medical Council of India (MCI), Health Ministry has approved renewal of 100 seats for Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. While interacting with media persons at International Airport, Mohali, Nadda said that this will give a big relief to medical aspirants.
Meanwhile, MP, Kirron Kher quipped that she is thankful to Nadda for approving renewal of seats as she has been strongly demanding this for last few months. Earlier, Kher wrote a letter to Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare thus requesting him to sanction 100 MBBS seats for institute. MCI inspects medical institutes every year to determine the number of seats that its college should have. The number of seats at GMCH-32 was 50 until 2012-13 session and was increased to 100 for two subsequent sessions. This year, MCI raised an objection to increase number of seats from 50 to 100, saying that the college had many shortcomings.
The issue of increasing seats was discussed in detail at a meeting which was recently held between MCI executive committee members. While last year, MCI increased GMCHs seats from 50 to 100 however, this year, MCI rolled back the number of seats back to 50, saying that the college lacked necessary facilities. Sources claimed that because of delay in completion of E-block, GMCH-32 also lost approval for increasing the number of seats for MBBS earlier. As the work of E- block will get completed within two months, therefore, the seats have been increased.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook