Jamshedpur : Former Chief Minister and BJP National Vice President Raghubar Das spoke to Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to end the ban imposed by the Medical Counseling Committee of the Central Government’s Directorate General of Health on admission to Manipal-Tata Medical College in Jamshedpur. The Minister has assured them that they will resolve the matter within a week. He has asked the top management of Manipal-Tata Medical College to meet him immediately to talk in this regard. He gave this information after inspecting Manipal-Tata Medical College at Bardih on Wednesday.
Praising the basic infrastructure of the college, the former Chief Minister said that this college has been established on the basis of international standards. It is heartening to note that Tata-Manipal Medical College has been built in partnership with Tata Steel and renowned educational institute Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the steel industry sector.
Das said that the two institutes selected in the country for medical education in the private public mode on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi include Manipal-Tata Medical College in Jamshedpur. However, due to technical reasons, the PP mode medical college in Maharashtra was put on hold by the Medical Counseling Committee and in the same misconception, the enrollment of Manipal-Tata Medical College in Jamshedpur has also been stopped.
Das has said that due to the negligence of the state government, students could not enroll for MBBS in Manipal-Tata Medical College. If the state government wanted to contact the health ministry of the Center, it could have ended the hold of this college. He said that Jharkhand has been very backward in the field of MBBS in medical studies before 2014. Before 2014, there were only three colleges for MBBS studies in Jharkhand. These included 180 seats in RIMS of Ranchi, 50 in PMCH in Dhanbad and 100 in MGM Medical College in Jamshedpur. He has said that AIIMS has been established in Deoghar on the initiative of Narendra Modi after becoming Prime Minister in 2014, where studies are continuing on 100 seats.
The Medical Council had given permission for admission to 100-100 seats in these three medical colleges with some condition. Due to the negligence of the present state government, medical counseling has been banned on admission in these three government colleges. The present state government would talk to the central government and the health ministry to get this ban lifted and start the nomination process, but this did not happen. On the contrary, the state government is shying away from its responsibility by blaming the central government.