Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta on Wednesday called on Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to lift the ban on admission of students to three state medical schools in Dumka, Hazaribagh and Palamu.
Gupta made the request to Vardhan via video conference. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has banned the admission process for these medical schools citing inadequate basic infrastructure.
Speaking to ANI by phone, Gupta said: “Jharkhand is a poor, backward state. The Indian Medical Council report suggests there is a medical personnel crisis in the state. Therefore, we need to shape our human resource development. For this, it is necessary that these medical schools begin to have admissions. The Chief Minister had also written on this matter. “
“The discussion was fruitful and the Union Minister of Health has sent my concern to the NMC for consideration. Hopefully the ban will be lifted. When students enroll in our medical school, after due time we will be able to overcome the shortage of doctors and medical personnel, ”he added.
Permission was granted to admit 100 students each to three universities. The admissions process for the 2020-21 academic year had begun after the NEET test results were announced, but the NMC had prohibited these universities from admitting new students due to some infrastructure deficiencies.