Sharing his views during Digital Senate Series, Lucknow, Mukesh Meshram, Secretary, Medical Education said that the whole population is facing the challenge of non-communicable disease. He suggested that now both government and private organisations need to shift their focus to tertiary and quaternary healthcare.
On technology adoption in Uttar Pradesh medical institutes, he said most of the big projects are first implemented at the state’s premier Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) and then it gets replicated to other hospitals and medical colleges.
He informed that Uttar Pradesh has already started e-Hospital services at the 6 old medical colleges in the state. According to him, this project will allow medical colleges to generate data related to the patients which could be appropriately mined for research purposes and for improving the healthcare services in the state.
He also informed that state government is now shifting focus to unserved areas where there are no medical colleges. To do so, he said that government is planning to construct medical colleges in every district across the state.
Meshram said that five new medical colleges have already started the enrolment process and 8 more are in pipeline. “The yet to be launched medical colleges are at a different stage of their establishment but within two years, work will be completed,” he said.
The medical education secretary stressed that in future, 10 more medical colleges will be established in different districts.
“While we are creating new medical colleges but the biggest challenge we are facing is the shortage of quality faculty. So, I am looking for technology solutions that can enable me to offer a quality and credible e-learning at our medical colleges,” said Meshram.