Haryana to establish medical education directorate

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Chandigarh, Nov 21 (UNI) The Haryana Government has decided to establish a separate Directorate of Medical Education and Research in the State to regulate all the colleges and schools relating to Health Education sector.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet, which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The main functions of the Directorate will be formulation of policies for encouraging quality medical education, administration and control of all government schools and colleges relating to Health Education Sector or any other college to be opened by the Government in this sector. The Directorate will also regulate the examinations, admissions, fee structure of private and government colleges/schools and arrange funds for development of medical education and encouraging investment in health education through Public Private Partnership.

It will mobilise funds from the Union Government under various schemes and would also disburse funds for these schemes, besides mapping of human resources needed in health and medical sector. It will also ensure regulating and standardisation of medical education for medical and health education colleges/schools and issuing them essentiality certificates, reorganisation of the courses and institutions in health sector and inter-state and intra-state coordination in the health education sector.

The Cabinet also gave its approval for the creation of 30 posts for the Directorate of Medical Education and Research. These include one posts each of Director and Joint Director, two posts each of Deputy Directors, Deputy Superintendents, one post of Personal Assistant, four posts of Assistants, five posts each of Computer Operators and Steno-typists, three posts of drivers and six posts of peons.

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