The notion of yoga science, ayurveda science, and conventional medicine should be included in the MBBS curriculum for lectures as a separate chapter, according to the Standing Academic Committee (SAC) of the PGI in this country. The committee has additionally suggested that new specialties, such aviation medicine and organ transplant, be added to the curriculum.
At a meeting held last month, a request was made to the committee for approval to establish a 500-bed facility as an addition to Nehru Hospital that would have all the clinical departments needed to administer the MBBS programme.
The plan stated, “Considering a lack of medical doctors in the nation, this knowledge of faculty and residents might be effectively utilised to give quality training to undergraduates by establishing the MBBS course at the PGI.”
The PGI Director, Prof. Vivek Lal, stated, “We have developed a cutting-edge curriculum for the MBBS degree, but the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare must still give its final approval. It has been approved by the Standing Academic Committee. The curriculum will include yoga science heavily, and we’ll upload research as well. Our MBBS committee has worked round the clock to make the curriculum cutting edge.”
A cutting-edge medical college with a 100-student capacity has been suggested by the PGI for the PGI extension at Sarangpur, Chandigarh. According to the NMC/DCI recommendations, a new 500-bed hospital with the necessary number of beds for the various clinical departments is suggested to be affixed to this medical college.
The 500-bed hospital will include administrative space, a library, housing for faculty, paramedical staff, and students, as well as a learning resources centre with an integrated skill lab—the first of its kind—for teaching soft skills and surgical abilities across all medical specialties. It will also include modular operating rooms. With all modern amenities, the project is expected to cost over Rs 1,800 crore overall.
Once the authorities have received a general consent, a detailed proposal for the building, housing, and other civil work manpower will be made.
Undergraduate research should be rewarded with incentives.
Yoga science, ayurveda science, and conventional medicine will each have their own chapter in lectures.
Organ transplant and other new specialties will be covered in the curriculum.
Along with psychiatry, the Sarangpur plans recommend that the curriculum for community medicine and public health also contain a distinct section on the consequences of smoking, tobacco, and drug de-addiction.
A cutting-edge medical college with a 100-student capacity has been suggested by the PGI for the PGI extension at Sarangpur, Chandigarh. The college will have a 500-bed hospital adjacent to it. The project is expected to cost around Rs 1,800 crore.
Awaiting ministry approval
We have created a cutting-edge curriculum for the MBBS programme, but the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has yet to give it the final approval. The study of yoga science will be a requirement for graduation. — Prof. Vivek Lal, Director of PGI