Chandigarh: In a major milestone towards imparting quality medical education to students across Punjab, the State Government led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will soon operationalise the Dr B R Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali.
Giving details, the Chief Minister said that 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 the National Medical Commission (NMC) had after examining the Commission Assessor’s report, granted the Letter of Permission (LoP) for starting regular classes at Dr B R Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences affiliated under Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot.
Mr Channi said that 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 the best health care facilities at affordable rates to the people in the region.
He said that 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 Institute as and when desired by the commission will also be made by the state government.
The Chief Minister said that it is a Red-letter day in the history of Punjab as with the operationalisation of this institute medical education in the state will get a major push on one hand and people will be getting quality health facilities on the other. He also expressed 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 at the earliest.