Nagpur: “Para-medical staff shortage is dogging the healthcare system. There are lots of doctors but dearth of support staff. We will come up with such skilled-oriented courses. Now, doors are also open for us to start formal education at offshore campuses,” said Sagar Meghe, trustee and member of board of management of Wardha-based Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS).
Since DIMMS is one of the Sixty higher learning institutions across the country which are now exempted from UGC approvals and inspections by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to start a new course/programme/ department/school/centre in disciplines, the special cadre achievement has brought more responsibility on the group to maintain the high standards.
Meghe said DMIMS would now focus on starting skill-based healthcare courses, international campuses and distance learning programmes. In distance learning, he said executive-based healthcare courses, master in pubic health and hospital management would be offered.
Meghe said the courses wouldn’t be expensive and they plan to start in two-three years. DMIMS vice-chancellor Rajiv Borle said creating skilled workers for filling posts like MRI technicians, CT scan operator etc will be priority.
Pro-Chancellor Vedprakash Mishra said the institute has used its outstanding track record to emerge as the centre of excellence in the region. “We already have 10 centres of excellence in health, science and education. DMIMS has brought a small place on the national map. We will take it to international map in the coming time.”
Mishra said the achievement wouldn’t have been possible without a free-hand given by the Meghes. “I thank Datta Meghe for giving us a free-hand in all academic matters and total support by Sagar Meghe. I am proud to have build a team.”