Sunday, August 1, 2021

Maharashtra: PG medical seats set to rise as state promotes 406 teachers – ET HealthWorld


In a relief to postgraduate medical aspirants, the state government has finally approved the ad hoc promotions of 406 medical teachers after eight to 10 months that will help add seats.

TOI had reported how the delay in approving these posts had held up sanction of 107 postgraduate medical seats by the National Medical Commission (NMC). With the decks cleared, the state government can now re-apply to NMC and get these seats sanctioned. After inspection of government and civic medical colleges, the NMC had reported deficiencies in their compliance report, following which these colleges did not get sanction to admit students for the academic year 2021-22. The main problem was the teacher-student ratio. The approval of these teachers — 124 professors and 282 associate professors — has come as a relief to medical aspirants. The demand had been pending for eight to 10 months due to administrative reasons. Representatives of Maharashtra State Medical Teachers’ Association have welcomed the move.

The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in a statement said the seats are not reduced, and the colleges will write to the NMC with the compliance report. An official added the admissions would not have been affected as NEET-PG has been postponed till August 31.

PG seats in medical colleges are based on the number of faculty positions. The teacher-student ratio is 1:3 for a professor, 1:2 for an associate professor and 1:1 for a lecturer. Maharashtra does not follow time-bound promotions and for 20 years has been giving ad hoc promotions.

Follow and connect with us on , Facebook, Linkedin





Source link

Stay Connected

1,605FansLike
11,000FollowersFollow
342FollowersFollow
775FollowersFollow

Latest Articles

Need to create vigilance and awareness on zoonotic diseases: India’s Health Minister

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of creating vigilance and awareness on zoonotic diseases, informed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya while virtually inaugurating...

Covid’s second wave proves lethal for pregnant women

At SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad – one of the major Covid-19 hospitals of the city – 148 pregnant women with Covid-19 infection were admitted...

7 Tips to Keep Your Gut Healthy

This is common to say health (and illness) starts in your gut. If you have poor gut health, you’ll experience anything from wrinkled skin, to...

SII making first batch of Covovax: Poonawalla

The first batch of Covovax, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Novavax Inc, is being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India's Pune facility, SII...

Sputnik V is safest among all Covid-19 vaccines, no deaths recorded: Buenos Aires study

A study by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health to monitor the safety of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 confirmed on Thursday that...