Jamia Hamdard set with medical university

The Jamia Hamdard University in the capital has obtained permission from the Medical Council of India [MCI] to set up a Medical College under Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research to conduct under graduate [MBBS] courses from this academic year[2012].

G N Qazi, vice chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, said, ‘We hope to contribute 100 well-trained medical doctors to the National Capital Region every year and in the bargain, and will try to provide affordable treatment to potentially thousands of patients.’

University official also said ‘New courses have been launched in addition to MBBS include B Sc Medical Imaging Technology, B Sc Medical Record and Health Information Management, B Sc Optometry, B Sc Cardiology Laboratory Techniques, B Sc Operation Theater Techniques and B Sc Dialysis Techniques.’

Media coordinator Samad Rafoq Khan said, ‘This year 100 students [42 general, 43 reserved and 15 Management quota seats] would be admitted through national entrance test which was held on 15 July.’ Khan also added ‘About 4,000 students have applied for this test and 3,100 students appeared for the exam.’

Talking about the areas of focus in terms of medical research, Qazi says that ‘Newly recruited team of specialists will focus on oncology [Cancer], diabetes and cardiovascular Diseases.

‘We have recruited specialists to teach at the university and take care of the hospital. We will be hiring more medical specialists in the next two months. In addition, several super specialists working elsewhere in the city will work with us on consultant basis,’ said Qazi.
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