Aligarh : National Medical Commission (NMC) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accepted the application for increasing the number of MBBS seats from 150 to 200 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The decision to increase the number of seats from next year will be implemented after an inspection survey by NMC officials.
“Now, stating that the Covid pandemic has re-affirmed the importance of an adequate number of qualified and skilled human resources in health, it is imperative that the number of MBBS seats increase in JNMC and medical colleges across the country”, said AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
He added: “To meet the rise in student intake—we have a scaled up infrastructure, sufficient faculty members and requisite hospital infrastructure”.
Meanwhile, the UP Nurses and Midwives Council in accordance with a notification of the Indian Nursing Council has also permitted the up-gradation of General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course conducted by JNMC to a BSc Nursing degree with an intake of 20 students.
The letter of permission from the Registrar, UP Nurses and Midwives Council stated: “UP Nurses and Midwives Council has no objection for GNM course conducted by JNMC, AMU to be upgraded as a BSc Nursing course. The permission has been accorded”.
“Maintaining appropriate staffing in healthcare facilities is essential to enhance preparedness for pandemics and crisis situations. With the permission to upgrade the GNM course to a BSc Nursing, we will easily meet the requirements of health workers”, said Vice Chancellor, Prof Mansoor.