On the request of member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher, who had urged Union minister of health and family welfare JP Nadda to start the MBBS course at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, the minister has now asked the hospital administration to consider the proposal that was earlier rejected in 2011.
The minister has directed the PGI to place a proposal for the introduction of the course at the institute before the standing academic committee, standing finance committee and governing body of the institute. At first, the proposal will be placed before the standing academic committee.
The MP Kirron Kher stated that it was long-pending demand of residents as the institute was already running a number of under graduate and post graduate courses except the MBBS. "The introduction of the MBBS course at the PGI will be a boon for aspiring doctors of the tricity,"she said.
So far, only Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, offers the MBBS course in the city.
The proposal to commence the MBBS course at the PGI was set aside by the top two committees - standing academic committee and governing body - of the institute in January 2011.