Jamia Hamdard University setting up a medical college by the name of Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and once it gets permission from the Medical Council of India it will be conducting medical courses from this year.
“Through the MBBS course, the medical college and the 350-bed hospital we hope to provide affordable treatment to patients. People who can afford money, generally go to big hospitals to get their treatment done but what about people who can’t afford it? It is our mission to provide affordable and quality healthcare to people who can’t afford to go to big hospitals. The hospital will offer both training for students and multi-specialty treatments for the population of South Delhi,” says GN Qazi, vice-chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University.
The school will have all the medical, para-medical courses under one roof except for the Unani courses. Six new courses have also been launched, which include BSC medical imaging technology, BSC medical record and health information management, BSC optometry, BSC cardiology laboratory techniques, BSC operation theatre techniques and BSC dialysis techniques. “The medical courses will now be taught by doctors besides teachers. The teachers, medical superintendent of the hospital will report to the dean,” Qazi says.
This year, 100 students (42 general, 43 reserved and 15 management quota seats) will be given admission to the course. Talking about the areas of focus in terms of research, Qazi says that they would like to focus on oncology (cancer), diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Offering details about the hospital, Qazi says, “At the hospital, according to the need of various departments, beds will be allotted and about 600 patients will be seen daily. Some specialist would also spare some time and teach the medical students at Jamia Hamdard University. For experts, this is like giving back to the society. In the next two months, we will be hiring more doctors. The super specialists will work with us on a weekly basis,” points out Qazi.