Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 25: The phrase, "One step forward, two steps back," aptly suits Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education Department as it is focusing to establish more medical colleges but existing Medical College, Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu's four departments are still running without Postgraduate courses since its inception.
The four departments viz Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine, CD & TB, and Biochemistry, are running without above said courses due to which the interns who lack experience are forced to remain available during the night, sources told, adding that the concerned authority has failed to initiate PG courses in the college for the last many years, even as the college has enough infrastructure and faculty.
Here need to mention that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has also pulled out GMC's administration many times for delaying in starting of above said courses and directed them to start as soon as possible but nothing has been done so far, said sources.
Sources further added that the Forensic Medicine and Chest Disease and Tuberculosis (CD & TB) have been struggling with the same problems. As far as the Forensic Department is concerned, there is no specialist doctor available. In the CD&TB too, the doctors, as well as administration, showed less interest to start the PG course.
"If anyone who has done PG outside the state wants to join the GMC&H and its associated hospitals, he or she faces huge difficulties to join," said sources. Sources claimed that the file of launching PG course in Biochemistry had moved and the required infrastructure has been completed. They claimed that the PG course will be introduced as soon as possible.
Financial Commissioner, H & ME Department Atal Dulloo was not available for comments.