New Delhi: Union Minister of State Dr Jatinder Singh, on Saturday, inaugurated the first academic batch of MBBS students at Government Medical College Doda in Jammu and Kashmir for the 2020-21 batch.
Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today informed that the institute’s first academic batch will be for 100 students at Government Medical College, Kathua.
Speaking on the occasion, Financial Commissioner highlighted the improvement in health care sector with opening of New Medical Colleges at district headquarters. He said the efforts are being made to further strengthen the healthcare infrastructure besides human resource in health institutions at all levels. He said the number of specialized doctors in GMC Kathua has been considerably increased in two years.
Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, attended the inaugural function and addressed the first batch of MBBS students of GMC Doda. He described the occasion as historic moment for the Chinab Valley and said that it is a big achievement that out of 100 students of first batch, 50 are girls.
The opening of the new batch will not only provide better opportunities to the children of the area, but will also provide treatment opportunities to the local people. Now people of the area will not have to move to Jammu or other places for treatment.