PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation run Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, has received a letter of approval from the state government for starting the Post Graduate Institute, affiliated to the BJ Medical College. Three year courses will be run in the 10 faculties of the college. Shrikar Pardeshi, Former Municipal Commissioner, had floated the idea of initiating a PG institute at the hospital.
Medical Officer, Health, PCMC, Anil Roy in conversation with the TOI revealed, “The letter was received last week. We will be receiving the essentiality certificate from the state government soon. This will be submitted to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, after which they will issue consent of affiliation for Medical Council of India. It will be then submitted to the Union ministry of health and family welfare for obtaining further sanctions.”
“It is a lengthy, but time-bound and necessary process which needs to be completed for obtaining the final permission to start the institute. The process will take one year to complete. As a result, we won’t be able start the courses in the coming academic year,” said Roy.
“The PCMC expects to start conducting three-year post-graduate medical courses at the institute from 2018-19. The initial intake capacity will be 44 seats,” said Roy.
The faculties to be initiated in the college would include medicine, orthopaedics, paediatrics, orthopaedics, surgery, psychology, ear nose and throat, pathology, ophthalmology and gynaecology. “The first batch of 44 doctors will work as resident doctors at the YCMH. The institute will provide a maximum of 132 doctors to the hospital after three years of its starting operations,” said Roy.
YCMH, the 650 bedded hospital is the largest multi-specialty hospital run by the civic body in its limits. The staff working in the hospital is far less than the footfall at the health hub . It is also confronted with a shortage of doctors too.