Delhi, the national capital of India will soon have a medical University of its own.

Last Updated: 2013-02-27T16:13:03+05:30

Delhi to Have its Own Medical University

Delhi: India’s national capital, Delhi has many reasons to be proud of, but the news that the city will soon have its own medical University, has certainly enhanced its prestige. Over the years, with establishment of various government hospitals, the demand for good doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff has increased rapidly. Reviewing the situation, the state government has finally decided to establish its own medical University, in order to produce well qualified medical staff. The Delhi government currently runs more than 30 hospitals in the city.
According to senior government sources, the proposal for the establishment of the said University is in its final stages, and could be tabled before the Delhi assembly in this year’s budget session, in March. However, even if the drafting process of formal bill isn’t completed by then, it is anticipated that the Chief Minister (CM) would still go ahead and announce the proposed University in her budget speech.
The institutions which will be established under the proposed University, would not only provide high-skilled staff to government hospitals, but, also offer an opportunity to aspiring Delhi students to study medicine in their own city. As per sources, the to-be-launched university would have separate colleges for courses in medicine, nursing and paramedics. One of the most significant advantages of this University would that the government will be able to make amendments in its curriculum, keeping in mind the technological advancements made in the field of medicine. Moreover, tailor made courses as per the need of the hour could also be designed.
Even though, total seven medical, dental and Ayurvedic colleges are being run in Delhi, but all of them are affiliated with different universities. Maulana Azad Medical College, Maulana Azad Institute of Medical Sciences, Lady Hardinge Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences, are affiliated to Delhi University, while, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Chaudhary Brahmprakash Ayurvedic Charak Sansthan are allied with Indraprastha University, whereas the world renowned, All India Institute of Medical Sciences was set up by a special act of Parliament.
- By Raihan Hassan
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