By Our Staff Reporter
DEHRADUN, 17 Aug: The basic problems of private nursing and paramedical institutions of the state will be resolved soon. To bring transparency to the affiliation of private institutions, the University of Medical Education will soon launch an accreditation portal. In the future, academic certificates will be provided to nursing and paramedical students through DigiLocker. All other related councils including the Nursing Council of Uttarakhand will also be brought under the Medical Education Department.
Medical Health and Medical Education Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat today held a meeting with the operators of private nursing and paramedical colleges across the state in the auditorium of the Government Doon Medical College, Patel Nagar. He listened to their problems and discussed various issues in detail. Dr Rawat said that private nursing and paramedical college operators of the state have placed their many demands before him, which would be resolved soon. He said that to bring transparency in matters related to the recognition of private institutions, the Medical Education University should start the system of online registration by creating a portal soon and give degrees to the students through DigiLocker and email on the lines of the Higher Education Department. Instructions have been given to establish a library and to start new certificate and diploma courses apart from the courses being run at present. Apart from this, instructions were given to the officers to prepare academic calendars for all medical institutions. He said that, in the coming time, the Charak oath will be administered in all nursing and paramedical institutions along the lines of medical colleges and idols of Sushrut, Charak and Dhanwantari will be installed in the institutions.
At the demand of institute operators, he said that, on the lines of the Uttarakhand Paramedical Council, all other related councils including the Nursing Council of Uttarakhand will be placed under the Medical Education Department.
The Medical Education Minister added that unnecessary inspection of private institutions will be banned and rules will be prepared for permanent recognition after five years. He called upon all the private college operators to organise health camps by adopting one village each in their area and cooperating in making health IDs and Ayushman cards for all the villagers. The Minister said that, in the future, priority will be given to opening private nursing and paramedical institutes in hill areas instead of the plains.
Vice Chancellor Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Medical Education University Prof Hem Chandra, Director, Medical Education, Dr Ashutosh Sayana, Registrar Ashish Uniyal, Registrar, Nursing Council of Uttarakhand, Manisha Dhyani, Registrar, Uttarakhand Paramedical Council, Dr Rajan Arora and other chairpersons and directors of private nursing colleges and paramedical colleges across the state were present at the meeting.