Addition of 450 MBBS seats from current academic session a historic move: DAK

Addition of 450 MBBS seats from current academic session a historic move: DAK

Anantnag: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday welcomed the Letter of Permission (LOP) given to Government Medical college Anantnag (GMC-A) and Government Medical college Baramulla (GMC-B) by Medical council of India (MCI) for starting admissions to 100 MBBS seats in each college from the current academic session.
The cumulative addition of new MBBS seats will be about 400 to 450 seats from current year, DAK said in a statement.
Dr Suhail Naik, President DAK while welcoming the move said that Letter of Permission (LOP) for starting the admission to MBBS courses for other New Government Medical Colleges of Kathua, Rajouri and Doda is also expected in days.
Dr Owais H Dar, General secretary DAK said that addition of 400 plus odd seats is a historic move and will be the turning point in Medical Education history and delivery of medicare services in the hilly state of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Earlier hundreds of aspiring candidates used to go to neighboring states and other countries to study MBBS courses expending huge amounts of money. This will be put to an end as addition of 400 plus seats will fulfill the aspirations of large number of students,” he said.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) thanked the Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar and Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Attal Dullo for their tremendous and dedicated role in achieving this historic feat.
DAK also thanked the crucial role played by Director Coordinator New Medical Colleges, Dr Yashpal Sharma and, Principals and Medical Superintendents of New Medical colleges and Associated hospitals.
“We are hopeful that new Medical Colleges and Associated hospitals will emerge as hub of medical studies with delivery of best medicare facilities for public at large,” DAK said.