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Noida, Greater Noida to become medical education hub: UP chief secretary

Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times  Greater Noida, September 01, 2013
First Published: 15:45 IST(1/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:49 IST(1/9/2013)

Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Javed Usmani on Sunday said that twin cities Noida and Greater Noida are set to emerge into ‘a hub of medical education’, with two state-of-the-art medical institutions - a pediatric institute in Noida, and a medical university in Greater Noida becoming operational this year.

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“These two institutions one each in Noida and Greater Noida will provide best of the medical professionals to UP, which, as of now lacks adequate staff at its government hospitals across the state. The UP government is likely to recruit about 500 doctors to improve services at various government hospitals,” said Usmani while visiting Greater Noida medical university on Sunday morning.

The twin cities Noida and Greater Noida have over 70 engineering and management colleges attracting students from all over India and other countries. Students from around 30 countries such as Iraq, Botswana, Uganda, Ukraine, Nigeria, Syria, China, Vietnam and other countries are studying at Noida and Greater Noida colleges. 

Funded by Noida and Greater Noida Authority, the Gautam Buddha University (GBU) is spread over a 511-acre campus. The university, which started in 2008, has become a global university by signing MoU’s with foreign universities such as the Queensland University of Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam University.

Apart from GBU, Greater Noida houses total seven universities including a recently opened medical university.

“The city already has earned a tag of being an educational city. New government institutions for medical courses will further help twin cities in offering best education in medical field,” said an official at Greater Noida authority.    

Officials said that once all formalities are completed, the medical university and Noida’s pediatric institute will start its first session.

“The UP government is likely to recruit required staff and provide adequate resources to run education sessions at both institutions. Officials need to pull up their socks to ensure better services at Noida and Greater Noida hospitals,” said Usmani, who was angry with shortage of staff and other necessary facilities at both hospitals.

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