Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD: The NTR Health University Vice-Chancellor L. Krishnam Raju has said that his varsity, in response to the requests from the medical fraternity in rural parts, has been toying with the idea of introducing medical education at PG level through the distance mode in the State.

Opening the two-day Indian Medical Association State 49th annual conference here on Saturday he said, “We will try to introduce the PG in medicine with the help of senior members of the fraternity and the IMA.

The outgoing IMA State president L.V. Raghava Rao, in his address earlier, said Annamalai University has been offering PG courses in medicine in its distance education. “For technical people the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University offers many PG courses through distance education. Whereas we medical practitioners have no such facility. This gap needs to be filled,” he opined.

The IMA two-day conference got off here at Pragatinagar with over 1,000 doctors from across the State participating.