JAMMU: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education Asiea Naqash today informed Legislative Council that the government is contemplating to create 300 posts including faculty positions, doctors and paramedics in Unani Medical College (UMC), Srinagar and Ayurvedic Medical College (AMC), Jammu.
Replying to a question of Surinder Mohan Ambardar, the Minister informed that the government would consider the matter for providing stipend to BUMS students currently undergoing training in private colleges.
Giving details, the Minister said 478 students are undergoing BUMS course in the state in various private colleges. BUMS degree includes one-year compulsory rotatory internship as per the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) norms, she added.
Replying to a supplementary question of Javed Ahmad Mirchal related to providing CT scan facility in SDHs located in snow bound areas, the Minister said to provide all health facilities in snow bound and border areas is the first priority of the government.