Medical University in Kashmir is the need of hour

Medical University in Kashmir is the need of hour 

Maleeha Khurshid 
The pandemic of Coronavirus has in all terms ravaged entire humanity with millions dying and crores being infected by this deadly virus .Health Sector has undoubtedly assumed the number one priority in these circumstances for entire world .Medical University that could organise all our health care professionals and institutions is the need of hour for Kashmir .We need to remember that the Medical University or Medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBChB, MBBCh, BMBS), Master of Medicine (MM, MMed), Doctor of Medicine (M.D), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O). Many medical universities offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), master’s degree (M.Sc,) or other post-secondary education.
Medical universities  can also carry out medical research and operate teaching hospitals. Around the world, criteria, structure, teaching methodology, and nature of medical programs offered at medical universities vary considerably.Different organisations who espouse better  health care for Kashmir  have started to raise their voices for establishing a fully operational medical University in Kashmir .Expert voices urge that now is a time that medical university to be  set-up to bring all medical colleges, para-medical and nursing colleges and other related institutions under one umbrella.  
The other side of the spectrum shows that  medical university has been a long-pending demand of the medical faculty in Kashmir and in its absence, the medical students and professionals had to “undergo hardships.”
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) also recently  sought setting up of a medical university in Kashmir.
“The medical university would strengthen and expand the health sector and transform the health care scenario in the region,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here at Srinagar.
With expanding medical, nursing and other allied health sciences, medical university is the need of the hour,” he said adding the DAK President said medical varsity would integrate the health care system and provide effective and efficient patient care.
One hopes Medical University in Kashmir would be a reality soon.
The writer can be reached at shahmaliha7@gmail.com

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