2 Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges get council permission to offer MD Blood Transfusion Immunohaemotology
The apex medical regulator has given its permission for a total of 5 seats for the course -- 2 at Madurai Medical College and 3 have been approved for the Tirunelveli Medical College. These medical institutes will begin the course from the next academic year 2020.
As of now, only Madras Medical College offers MD Blood Transfusion and Immunohaemotology in the state. With the MCI nod, the state will now have three medical colleges offering this course.
Glad about the development, the doctors pointed out that this will be a major change in PG Medical education in the state.
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Speaking to TOI, Resident Medical Officer of Government Rajaji Hospital, Dr Srilatha A stated, "Blood transfusion courses are very rare with limited seats. One has to go to Chennai to pursue the course. It is good to see that the course will be available for more students from 2020, that too in Madurai."
MD Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology course deal with the study of antigen-antibody reactions and blood disorders. It is an emerging course in comparison with other contemporary courses in the field of medical science. Immunohaematology is a study of antigen-antibody reactions and blood disorders. At the end of the course, a candidate must be able to understand and explain the scientific basis of blood transfusion, understand the processes of blood collection, processing and component preparation. It helps to understand and explain the basis of pre-transfusion testing. The course provides experience in blood centre policies such as donor recruitment, collection, and storage and preservation, administration of blood and blood components and to develop those qualities needed for competent managerial and academic responsibilities.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that MCI had given its approval for the establishment of 6 government medical colleges adding 900 MBBS seats in the state of Tamil Nadu. With that, the total count of MBBS seats in the state would be seen crossing the 8000 mark.
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