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Delhi to have health sciences university

Delhi will have a world class, iconic medical university which will have freedom in creation of new required courses.

At a meeting on Wednesday, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, it was decided to open Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi University of Health Sciences at Dwarka. It would facilitate increased intake of medical students from Delhi.  The meeting was also attended by health minister A K Walia, PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, chief secretary P K Tripathi, principal secretary health, principal secretary, PWD, dean of Maulana Azad Medical College and director of Health Services.

Dikshit stated that the new university would overcome the shortage of professionals in tertiary/super speciality and scarcity of public health professionals and hospital administrators.

The university would function as an umbrella institution for medical and paramedical education.  About 85 per cent of the seats would be reserved for Delhi students.

Officials said, the university would go a long way in increasing student intake. The university would also facilitate international cooperation and research.
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