Jamshedpur, July 31: Chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday announced that foundation stone for three medical colleges each in Palamau, Hazaribag and Dumka districts will be laid on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.
The DPRs (Detail project reports) for the proposed medical colleges have already been finalized. Apart from this, two more medical colleges, one at Chaibasa and the other at Bokaro will come up soon.
While addressing the inaugural function of the College of Nursing and its auditorium at the Tata Main Hospital premises in Bistupur, Das made the above announcements. He also unveiled two mobile eye surgical units (MESU) provided by Sankara Nethralaya of Chennai, at the same function.
“In terms of health sector Jharkhand is lagging behind in comparison to other states as there is shortage of doctors.
Establishment of three new medical colleges will go a long way in meeting the health requirements.
Moreover, upgrading of school of nursing to a college of nursing at Tata Main Hospital will also augment the standard of health services , especially at the rural area which is still deprived of proper health care facility,” Das said.
Earlier, Sunil Bhakaran welcomed the guests and thanked the Chief Minister for his support which had made the two projects possible in a short time. Air Marshal (Dr) Rajan Chaudhry (Retd) GM Medical Services, Tata Steel, proposed a vote of thanks.
Set up in 2015 by Tata Steel, the College of Nursing will produce 40 graduate nurses every year. While expressing his happiness at the augmentation of a nursing school into the college, the chief minister said he would like those passed out from this institute to cater to the medical care in far-flung and remote rural areas where doctors hesitate to go. The college delivers a four year Basic B.Sc. Nursing program.
Graduate program is recognized by Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Jharkhand Nurses’ Registration Council. The College is the first Nursing College affiliated to Kolhan University, Chaibasa.
During the course of the study, students will learn about various medical subjects, social subjects and nursing subjects as per the syllabus prescribed by Indian Nursing Council.
Nursing training program in Tata Main Hospital was started in 1939 through its School of Nursing. One of the oldest nursing training schools in India, the School used to deliver diploma program in Nursing. Alumnus of this school is spread all over the globe.