BMHRC, Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre’s Mansukh Mandaviya declared that undergraduate medical studies (MBBS) will begin next year.
Bhopal: Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, stated on Sunday that undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) will begin next year at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC), which was built for victims of the 1984 gas catastrophe. After a meeting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mr Mandviya told reporters that MBBS seats have more than doubled to one lakh across the country.
“Several BMHRC-related concerns were discussed and analysed. For quite some time, the medical facility has been unable to provide its proper production. We’ve decided to begin an MBBS programme there (BMHRC) next year “He told reporters that BMHRC would have the best medical facilities available.
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He stated that the institution’s post-graduate medical programme will be increased, and that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will ensure faculty availability by transferring professors from other regions of the country.
“MBBS seats in the country have doubled to one lakh to ensure availability of more doctors in the country. This will also ensure availability of specialist doctors and subsequently sort out the problem of faculty shortage in medical colleges,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Mandviya, speaking at the inaugural session workshop on ‘holistic management of sickle cell disease’ in Jabalpur, said the government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, always thinks in terms of the big picture and is working on a detailed plan for where the health sector should be in the next 25 years.
“The government is developing 1.50 lakh health and wellness centres to provide medical facilities to the rural population. Of these, 1.18 lakh centres have already started working through the facility of tele-consultation,” he said.
Mr Mandviya said amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has launched Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission with an estimated cost of Rs 64,000 crore.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, speaking at the workshop, said the screening programme for sickle cell genetic blood illnesses will be expanded from two to 14 districts in the state shortly, and a road plan is being developed.
Apart from Allopathy, he emphasised the importance of finding answers to ailments through Yoga and Ayurveda. Mangubhai Patel, the MP Governor, also spoke at the session, emphasising the importance of raising awareness about sickle cell disease.