Medical teachers welcome medical college in Sangrur
The Punjab State Medical & Dental Teachers Association has welcomed the proposal of the Punjab Government to explore the possibility of shifting of the proposed medical college in Mohali to Sangrur district and to plan all future health projects in areas that lack facilities.
In a press release, General Secretary of this Association (PSMDTA) of medical and dental teachers working under Punjab Government, Dr DS Bhullar said the medical fraternity has strongly appreciated the visionary approach of Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh and Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra to give due representation to District Sangrur which is lagging behind in the field of medical education with no medical college in the area demanding that the state Government must put up the case strongly with the Union Government and also name this new government medical college after great martyr of the nation “Shaheed Udham Singh” or founder of Patiala regime “Baba Ala Singh Ji”.
The new medical college should be opened on Patiala Sangrur national highway which will facilitate easy approach to the future students, the patients and the public in general including the medical teaching faculty and health staff and such site will also attract the retired medical faculty from adjoining government medical college in Patiala.
This will also partially correct the past wrongdoings wherein crores of rupees have been spent in Government Medical College Patiala in the last few years just to satisfy the MCI conditions to increase 50 MBBS seats ( to 200) whereas with the same money a new medical college with 150 MBBS seats could be opened in Sangrur district.
The association has also urged the state government to follow the guidelines of new government medical colleges being opened in the neighboring state of Haryana for this college in Sangrur which will attract teaching faculty in less rewarding and opted specialties and also postgraduate medical students in basic and para-clinical subjects which most of the times go unfilled even in Govt. Medical Colleges in Punjab.