The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met in Jammu on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 675 posts of nursing staff for the newly created Government Medical Colleges at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua& Rajouri.
As per the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms, nursing staff strength of 175 posts is required during first year of establishment of a new Medical College. However, the existing strength of nursing staff in the District Hospitals, deployed in new medical colleges to serve as Associated Hospital of the Medical Colleges are not sufficient to meet the MCI requirement. Accordingly, a need to create 675 posts of nursing staff has been felt to fulfill the MCI requirement.
Once the requirements of MCI are fulfilled, the Health and Medical Education Department shall approach the MCI for final inspection of these five new medical colleges and issuance of Letter of Permission (LoP) to start the 1st batch of MBBS course in these medical colleges.
With the start of five new Medical Colleges in the J&K State, the intake capacity of students for MBBS course shall increase substantially with corresponding increase in number of trained medical professionals every passing year.