Staff Reporter

Rosaiah says there is dearth of qualified and experienced faculty

State to explore possibility of roping in retired faculty membersProblems confronting the clinical side too to be addressedAlumni urged to join hands in improving the conditions at hospitals

HYDERABAD: The Government is seriously considering several options, including some radical changes, towards giving new impetus to the Medical and Health Department activities in the State, Health Minister K. Rosaiah said on Friday.

Inaugurating the Hyderabad Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME)-2006 at Osmania General Hospital, Mr. Rosaiah said that the aspects under study included a bifurcation and separation of medical education from the existing set-up. There was a dearth of quality teachers and proposals on strengthening medical education with qualified and experienced faculty was being considered, he said.

The Government was also planning to explore the possibilities of roping in retired faculty members, apart from offering UGC scales.