Tribune News Service
Mohali, September 26
In a major milestone towards imparting quality medical education to students across the state, the Punjab government will soon operationalise Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali.
Divulging more details, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the Punjab government has been consistently making endeavours to develop the state into a hub of medical education.
He said that the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of National Medical Commission (NMC) had after examining the Commission Assessor’s report, granted the Letter of Permission (LoP) for starting regular classes at Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences affiliated under Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
Pointing out further, Channi said the decision of NMC to allocate 100 seats to the institute will go a long way in ensuring quality medical education and research to the students besides providing best healthcare facilities at affordable rates to the people in the region.
Channi said the process of recruiting the required staff for the institute is already underway. He said that the state-of-the-art medical institution is already equipped with all infrastructural requirements in terms of buildings, equipment and hospital facilities as per National Medical Commission norms.
He said that adequate budgetary requirements for the institute as and when desired by the commission will also be made by the state government.
The chief minister said it is a red letter day in the history of Punjab as with operationalization of this institute, medical education in the state will get a major push on one hand and people will be get quality health facilities on the other.
While expressing gratitude to the commission for granting the LoP, he asked the officers to complete the necessary formalities at the earliest for starting the academic session in the institute.
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