DIBRUGARH, June 27 � Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has sought to increase the seats for the post-graduate courses in Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) by the next academic session.
While paying a visit to the premier medical institute today, the Minister said that the state lacked adequate qualified doctors. He said that another 70 seats would be added to increase the intake for post-graduate programmes. The medical college at present has only 110 seats for the post-graduate degree programmes and some 32 seats for various PG diploma courses. The Minister however, said that norms of the Medical Council of India have to be fulfilled before increasing the intake of PG students.
Sarma also sought to introduce super-speciality courses in the medical college. He said that so far only Gauhati Medical College was imparting super-speciality courses in the state. �We will introduce super-speciality courses in at least two to three disciplines at the AMC,� he said.
The Minister also paid a visit to DHSK College here and enquired about the strength, infrastructure, courses and results of the college. He said that the college needed upgradation and told the college management that he was ready to extend all help in developing the infrastructure and clearing deficiency of teachers.