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PGI, Chandigarh, will begin an MBBS programme

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Peeyush Ghalot
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PGI, a prestigious medical college, will shortly begin an MBBS programme with an initial enrolment of 100 students. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, endorsed the plan after recently discussing it with institution Director Prof. Vivek Lal at a meeting in New Delhi. It would be the first time in PGI's history of delivering PG courses that a UG programme modelled after AIIMS will be launched. Most of the directors have envisioned MBBS courses at PGI. However, it was never pursued. According to a health ministry official, this move represents a game changer for the institute. Prof. Lal had intended to begin the MBBS programme as soon as he assumed command last month. In the general category, the city has 92 seats. Residents of cities with over lakhs of candidates for the course are given priority. With this decision, another medical institution in the city would no longer rely on GMCH only for MBBS student admissions. The hospital information system at PGI will be launched in principle, according to the standing finance committee. The hospital will be digitalized as a result of this, allowing for all payments and preventing long lines for OPD cards. For a few years, this patient-friendly facility was likewise filed away. This eliminates the need for admitted patients to wait in line for payment of fees, investigations, or testing. They will be given a card to use at the time of payment at the completion of the testing. This will also make it easier to discharge in a timely manner. PGI will also begin providing services to OPD patients.

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