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ESIC to run its existing medical colleges, says Labour Minster

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Labour Ministry has decided that Employees' State Corporation (ESIC) will continue to run its four functional medical colleges at Rajajinagar (Bangalore), K K Nagar (Chennai), Joka (Kolkata) and Rohini (Delhi). 
However, the ministry has decided that ESIC will not to venture into the medical education sector and hence will not set up any new medical college in future. 
Besides, the ministry has also decided that ESIC will also make its eight under-construction medical colleges functional, which are progressing at different stages. 
"The Labour Ministry has decided to continue existing (functional and under construction) medical colleges. We will soon convene a meeting of the ESIC board to apprise the members about these decision," Labour Minister said while addressing a press conference. 
The ESIC in its 163rd board meeting held on December 5 last year, had decided to to exit from medical education, as it is not the core function as its core f…

Interview with Dr Jagdish Prasad, DGHS

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Dr Jagdish Prasad is director general, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India. He has also served as the founder principal and professor & chief of cardiac surgery at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and medical superintendent of the associated Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.
Dr Prasad did his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1977 and 1981 respectively. He did his super specialization (MCh) in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery from KEM Hospital, Mumbai in 1985. He has also done DNB in cardiothoracic surgery in 1986.In recognition of his contribution to the field of medicine, particularly cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Safdarjung Hospital and economizing the cost of cardiac surgery, the President of India conferred on him the Padma Shree Award in 1991.In an exclusive interview with PG Times, Dr Jagdish Prasad shares his views on the overall h…

PG Counselling for Dummies

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Considering the counselling season is on full flow, here's a few tips on getting the best seat. 1. Branch > College ( in most cases ) because its near impossible to keep yourself motivated through the three year programme unless you are passionate enough to see it through. A PG programme will throw up unique challenges that you cant possibly envision or plan for hence the motivation must be there. 2. Speak to your seniors before you decide on anything. They have the benefit of something that you just don't have "experience" and boy it matters a lot. Speak your mind, discuss your insecurities, throw it all out there and then incorporate those into making your call 3. Write things down. Whatever you find out, anyone tells you, keep noting them down. They become a point of reference and help in giving a definitive shape to your ideas 4. If your at the position where you think you wont one of the famed colleges, try opting for a good city while balancing that with a g…

TN gives conditional nod to take over ESIC medical colleges

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Seeking to end the ‘uncertainty’ among the students, Tamil Nadu Government today conveyed its conditional ‘in-principle’ consent to take over two medical colleges of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), which is exiting medical education from 2015—16. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister O Pannerselvam said the State would take over the colleges —— one here and another proposed in Coimbatore —— provided certain conditions, including the corporation bearing a capital cost of over Rs. 570 crore, were accepted. He also wanted the seats to be shared at 85 per cent for state government and 15 per cent to All India quota as per the current norms for government medical colleges instead of 65 per cent to the state, 20 per cent to ESI employees and 15 per cent to the national pool. ESIC’s ‘sudden and drastic’ decision to exit from medical education had come as a rude shock to the students of the colleges —— one functioning in KK Nagar here with 138 students wh…