Paramedical update: Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute in Lucknow to offer paramedical course and admissions to medical and paramedical courses to begin in July in Ahmedabad
MD team brings to you two important updates for the students seeking admissions in paramedical courses in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in the Lucknow city has announced its decision to soon start Graduate and PG paramedical courses. This, they observed, will address the situation of shortage of technical manpower in super speciality hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.
The new courses expected to be introduced will encompass BSc, MSc and PhD paramedical courses. The specialisations for these courses will be in dialysis technology, laboratory technology, hematology and physiotherapy.
The decision is reported to have been reached in a recent meeting of the SGPGIMS governing body council, presided over by chief secretary Alok Ranjan. In addition, the chief secretary is also in favour of resolving the manpower shortage through outsourcing. He further issued directions to the hospital to outsource manpower in order to ensure better provision of medical facilities for patients at the medical college hospital.
TOI also reported that the officials have been asked to take necessary actions for providing salary and allowances to employees of SGPGIMS at par to AIIMS.
Erstwhile in the city of Ahmedabad, aspirants seeking to be admitted to medical and paramedical courses can be a part of the process which begins on July 5. Students will be admitted on the marks they scored in board examination and Gujarat Common Entrance Test in a ratio of 60:40.
The Admission Committee for Professional and Medical Courses (ACPMC) has implemented new rules taking into consideration the combined results of board examination score and GUJCET score- and make it applicable for the 75% government quota. The balance 25% seats in medical courses will be based on Neet scores and not GUJCET. However, an exception to this rule is for admission in other courses, which includes paramedical, ayurveda and homeopathy, GUJCET will be considered for admission in the 25% management quota.
According to the government rules, 10% quota is reserved for aspirants in the EWS category. The students falling under this category will have to produce the requisite certificates for seeking admission.
ACPMC said to TOI that forms will be distributed between July 5 and July 15 and the merit list will be declared on July 25. ACPMC has said that registration for admissions will be online while the admission procedure will be done in person. The in-person procedure will begin on July 29.
MD team had earlier reported that only recently the health ministry had developed model curricula for seven Allied Health disciplines and the same is uploaded on the Ministry’s website. In a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely “Setting up and strengthening of State Institutions of Allied Health Sciences in States and setting up of colleges of Allied Health Education”, an amount of Rs. 10.89 Crore has been released to two Govt. Medical Colleges in the State of Maharashtra namely :– BJ Medical College and Sasoon General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra – Rs 4.95 crore Miraj Medical College and Sangli General Hospital, Miraj, Maharashtra – Rs 5.94 crore The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha recently.