Health Minister Rushikesh Patel, today, said that the Gujarat government, in this year’s budget has allotted provision to start five new medical colleges in the state. Recruitment process for college staff will be start as soon as the tender is approved, he said. The minister insisted that this step has been taken as the government is committed to provide home-based medical education to the students in the state.
Patel was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of BJ Beats, which is the annual cultural festival of BJ Medical College & Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad. The four-day event features a variety of activities, which involve the students and the different departments. The event, which is extremely popular among the the medical students, has been organized after a hiatus of two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Talking about the event, Patel urged the students to enjoy the different activities and aspects of the fest. He said that it was important to take the time to have fun but also to ensure that they do not neglect their duties towards the patients and the hospital in general.
Patel said that Civil Medicity’s hospitality and service is the essence of the state and the country. He added that with the ever-evolving technology, all medical students need must be continuously learning and be on top of these innovations. “Today, Civil Medcity has become a medical hub across the country and is succeeding in accomplishing the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
Beats 2022 was attended by U.N. Mehta Hospital Director R.K. Patel, B.J. Dean of Medical College Kalpesh Shah, Superintendent of Civil Hospital Dr. Rakesh Joshi, Director, Kidney Institute Dr. Vineet Mishra, Director, Cancer Hospital Shashank Pandya and Additional Director Jayesh Sachde. A large number of doctors and students were present at the event.