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Updated: April 27, 2010 19:34 IST

AP mulls medical education reforms: Rosaiah

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A file picture of AP Chief Minister K. Rosaiah. Photo: P.V.Sivakumar.
The Hindu A file picture of AP Chief Minister K. Rosaiah. Photo: P.V.Sivakumar.

Andhra Pradesh is planning to join the all-India common entrance stream for MBBS and post-graduate medicine seats on reciprocal basis.

Andhra and Jammu and Kashmir are currently not part of this stream. Because of which AP students are deprived of opportunities to pursue medical courses, particularly at the post-graduate level, in premier national institutes.

Chief Minister K Rosaiah, who held a review meeting here on Tuesday on reforms in medical education, said he would soon hold an all-party meet to discuss the issue of joining the common medical stream so as to benefit students from the State, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

He asked the Medical and Health Department to take expeditious steps for filling the vacancies in medical colleges through promotion and direct recruitment by June.

Mr. Rosaiah, however, did not give any commitment on making available Rs 278 crore for improving infrastructure in ten government-run medical colleges.

Rather, he asked the department to explore the possibility of providing necessary equipment in the colleges under the public-private partnership model, the release said.

Biometric system of attendance would be introduced for faculty and students in all medical colleges in the State as part of the reforms.


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