Uttarakhand News

Uttarakhand Govt. to hand over Srinagar Medical College to Indian Army

Established in 2008, Srinagar Medical College located in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand have not been able to prevent faculties and doctors from resigning from their posts. Uttarakhand government have decided to hand over the medical college to Indian Army. The medical college may not have adequate faculty, however, it does have state-of-the-art medical facilities available for use. The government claims to keep the interest of people their topmost priority when considering this decision.

Vir Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Institute of Medical Science & Research in Srinagar, Uttarakhand. (Image Source)

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat believes the inclusion of Srinagar Medical College into the Indian Army will serve the general public in a better way. The medical college will be able to have dedicated faculties and medical specialists who would have top medical facilities at their disposal at Srinagar Medical College to treat the patients. The CM also discusses the proposal to reserve half of the total seats in the college for Uttarakhand natives. At present, more than 80% of total posts for senior resident professor and 28% posts for assistant professor lay vacant at the college.

Inputs from Dainik Jagran