J&K to start degree courses in paramedical stream

GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu Principals at the meeting on degree courses on Tuesday.
GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu Principals at the meeting on degree courses on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, July 16: Jammu and Kashmir State Paramedical council in its meeting held at Government Medical College Srinagar today decided to start degree courses in various paramedical streams in the State. This is the first time that these courses will be started in the state in Government run hospitals.
The various courses will be B.Sc Medical Laboratory, B.Sc Radiology, B.Sc Cardiac Care Technology, B.Sc Operation Theatre, B.Sc Respiratory Care Technology including B.Sc Neurosciences Technology etc.
In addition to this and in order to improve the quality of training and schooling of paramedical students getting diplomas from outside the State an EXIT exam will be conducted twice in a year to grant registration to the students. This step has been taken with a view to curb the menace of fake degrees being procured by some candidates from outside the State.
The meeting was attended by President J&K Paramedical Council, Prof (Dr) Parvaiz Ahmad Shah (Principal Government Medical college Srinagar), Vice President and (Principal Government Medical college Jammu), Dr Sunanda Raina, Dr Sandeep Singh Registrar/ Secretary , Prof. Dr A. S Bhatia, Controller Examination Paramedical Council Jammu Division and Prof.(Dr) Sanaullah Kuchhay (HoD Radiation Oncology, GMC Srinagar) Controller Examination Srinagar Division, President J& K Pharmacy Council Dr Lotika Khajuria ,besides other members of the Council.
Prof.(Dr) Paravaiz Ahmed Shah president and Principal Government Medical Srinagar said that many important decisions have been taken in the meeting which will help to improve the Paramedic in the State.
Speaking on the occasion Prof.(Dr) Sunanda Raina, Vice-President J&K Paramedical Council and Principal Government Medical College Jammu, said with the start of these specialised courses and the two Nursing Colleges in Jammu, highly skilled man power will be available in the State which will go a long way to improve the already existing health care system in the State.
Prof. (Dr) A.S Bhatia, (HoD, Biochemistry GMC Jammu) Controller Examination, disclosed that these course were being introduced to overcome the acute shortage of highly trained technical staff in the State and will bring a sigh of relief to thousands of students aspiring to acquire higher education.
Dr Sandeep Singh, Registrar Paramedical Council, GMC Jammu / Srinagar said the EXIT examination plan has been proposed to further improve the standards of training in the paramedical colleges situated outside the State. Any student having passed the diploma courses from outside the State will have to pass the exit exam for getting registered in the State, he added.
Revised syllabus for different paramedical and nursing courses was also released on the occasion. The new syllabus has included in the teaching programmes keeping in view various diseases prevalent in this part of the country.