The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,Nashik,have decided to join hands to start a post-graduate institute for running courses in MS/MD. This was announced at a medical conference organised by the PCMC at AutoCluster in Chinchwad on Saturday.
Dr Arun Jamkar,Vice-Chancellor,Maharahstra University of Health Sciences,said students will get admission through CET. Dr Jamkar was speaking on Health Vision for 2030.
The session was the brainchild of Municipal Commissioner Shrikar Pardeshi,a doctor himself,who has given top priority to bringing about changes in health facilities in Pimpri-Chinchwad which would help take care of the future health needs. Twenty years back,when YCM hospital was started,Pimpri-Chinchwad had a population of four lakh. Today,we have a population of 18 lakh. YCM hospital is under tremendous pressure to take care of the health needs of the citizens and with this purpose,we are trying to improving our health facilities. The civic chief decided to hold the session so that we could get the best of views in setting up the best of facilities at affordable rates, said PCMC health Dr Anand Jagdale.
In his address,Dr Pardeshi said Vision 2030 would be implemented phase-wise. A five-year plan will be placed and then it would be reviewed,faults identified,strengthened and then put in place for next five years, he said. The civic chief said his administration was committed to improving the medical facilities at the peripheral hospitals and setting up more dispensaries so that the pressure on YCM hospital is reduced.
Describing the setting up of the post-graduate institute for running MS/MD course,Dr Pardeshi said in future they would get quality doctors whose shortage was being felt badly at YCM hospital and other PCMC run hospitals. After compiling the views of the all experts who spoke at the session,we will set up a core committee of senior doctors to help in drafting the Vision 2030 document, he said.
Dr K H Sancheti,who was also a key speaker,exhorted PCMC to go in for public private partnership if it seriously desired to improve the medical facilities for the general public. He also urged PCMC to provide extra FSI to private hospitals so that they would be in a position to improve facilities and provide treatment at affordable rates. He also laid stress on starting health campaigns right from schools. Dr Jayant Navrange called upon the PCMC to strengthened its medico-legal aspect. He said PCMC should insure all its hospitals and the employees. Dr U V Chitnis stressed the need for prevention of health problems. If we improve our water system,drainage facilities,roads,it will help in reducing health problems, he said.
Dr Jagdale said the setting up of the post-graduate institute will not only help in getting better doctors,but also allow expert doctors who will retire from YCM to teach at the institute. This way,we wont lose our experts and they will continue to be with us, he said. NCP leader and former mayor Yogesh Behl said his party which rules PCMC would provide all assistance and funds for improving the medical facilities.