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Guntur Medical College seeks MCI nod for more seats in PG courses

Guntur Medical College seeks MCI nod for more seats in PG courses
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The Guntur Medical College is seeking Medical Council of India (MCI) nod to get more seats in  postgraduate medical courses. Responding to the request of the GMC, the  NTR University of Health Sciences and the State government  have already given permission to  increase the medical seats in PG courses to render superspecialty services to the patients.

Amaravati: The Guntur Medical College is seeking Medical Council of India (MCI) nod to get more seats in postgraduate medical courses. Responding to the request of the GMC, the NTR University of Health Sciences and the State government have already given permission to increase the medical seats in PG courses to render superspecialty services to the patients.

According to infrastructure available in the Guntur Medical College and GGH, it is likely to get another 37 seats. College Principal Dr G Subba Rao has already written a letter to the State government seeking permission. Medical and Health Principal Secretary Poonam Malakondaiah responded positively and sanctioned permission to increase the seats. Subsequently, UHS also gave its nod for the proposal.

The college authorities have paid the necessary fee to the MCI and applied to the Union Ministry of Medical and Health for permission to increase the seats. The MCI team will visit the medical college soon and inspect facilities like college and hostel buildings, seminar hall, labs, faculty and other facilities.

Similarly, the team will visit the government hospital and inspect facilities and then it will submit the report to the Central government. Based on the report submitted by the MCI, the Central government will sanction the additional seats. The Central government is in favour of increasing the PG medical seats because after division of the State, most of the medical colleges went to Telangana State.

The seats for MBBS, PG medical courses in AP are very much less. At present, 97 specialty and 8 superspecialty seats for PG courses are available. The GMC is likely to get 6 seats in general medicine, 4 seats in paediatrics, 3 seats in pulmonary medicine, 8 seats in general medicine, two in ortho, 3 in OGB, 6 in pathology and 5 in SPM soon.

In addition to this, PG courses in psychiatry and DM course in cardiology are likely to be introduced soon. If the Central government increases the seats, talented poor students will have an opportunity to pursue superspecialty courses at the GMC. The hospital will render superspecialty medical services.

Guntur Medical College Principal Dr. G Subba Rao said, “We have applied for additional seats in PG courses. The State government and NTR University of Health Sciences have already given necessary permissions. We have sufficient infrastructure in the college.”

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