JORHAT, Feb 13 - The Medical Council of India’s Regional Centre for Medical Education Technologies at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) here, was inaugurated yesterday evening by Professor Vinod K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog and also the Chairman of Board of Governors, MCI, via video-conferencing.
Addressing the gathering in the inaugural function, Professor Paul said that India was heading towards the golden era in the health sector.
“More number of medical colleges and hospitals are coming up in the government and private sectors. Therefore, there will be requirement for more specialists and graduates of medical science,” Paul said.
He further said the doctors should not only thrive for excellence, but also for values.
The MCI Centre for Medical Education Technologies here would upgrade the teaching competency of teachers commensurate with the new MCI curriculum, which would be implemented from August 2019.
The Centre would offer its services to 19 medical colleges from West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Agartala, Manipur and Assam.
The inauguration took place in the presence of chief guest Professor Vijaya Raghavan, Vice-Chancellor of Sri Ramchandra University, Chennai, Jorhat Additional Deputy Commissioner Jayanta Goswami, JMCH Principal-cum Chief Superintendent Professor Atul Chandra Baro. Faculties of medical colleges from West Bengal, Agartala, Sikkim and Assam too attended the inaugural function.
The first curriculum implementation support programme for the curriculum committee teachers of the allotted medical colleges began today.
It may be mentioned here that the MCI has rolled out the new Competency Based Curriculum for the undergraduates to be implemented from August this year.