Govt medical colleges to be equipped according to MCI

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Patiala, Sep 21 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said all three medical colleges in the state will be equipped according to the guidelines of Medical Council of India (MCI) and there will be no threat of their de-recognition.

Talking to mediapersons at Punjabi University here, Mr Badal said he had asked the Deputy Chairman of Planning Board J S Bajaj to make the full draft of the shortage of staff and other facilities to be needed to fulfil the MCI guidelines.

He was replying a query regarding the shortage of staff and other facilities in government colleges and the threat of de-recognition of these colleges from the MCI.

The Ayurvedic colleges were already derecognised by the MCI for want of staff and facilities.

The Chief Minister also called upon all the Vice Chancellors of the Universities and Principals of the colleges in the state to reserve at least 10 per cent of seats exclusively for the economically poor and bright students with rural background to enable them to compete globally.

He said he had already impressed upon the management of the private medical colleges to devise ways and means to implement a similar decision in their colleges too.

Earlier, addressing a seminar on the book 'Gurmat Sabhayachar' authored by renowned Sikh scholar and former President of Shiromany Gurdwara Parbandhak Commitee (SGPC). Kirpal Singh Badungar, Mr Badal said the basic concept of Sikhism was to ensure equality in the society by removing the existing disparity between the rich and poor.

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