PG Course for Geriatric Medicine to be Introduced in Karnataka

by Kathy Jones on  January 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM Education News
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With a number of petitions pending in front of the Karnataka High Court regarding the launch of a geriatric medicine course, the state government revealed that such a post graduate course will be launched starting from the next academic year.
 PG Course for Geriatric Medicine to be Introduced in Karnataka
PG Course for Geriatric Medicine to be Introduced in Karnataka

A number of petitions were filed at the division bench comprising chief justice JS Khehar and justice AS Bopanna asking for the introduction of such a course at a post graduate level. Geriatrics is a branch of medicine which deals with professional care for elderly people.

The government had sent a number of senior officials from the health department and acted on their advice to start a geriatrics course from next year. The government's move was submitted to the bench by its advocate.

"Recently, the Medical Council of India had approved the post-graduate course in geriatrics. The state government will seek approval from the Medical Council to initiate the post-graduate course in geriatrics in 10 colleges in the state before the commencement of the academic year in July-August 2011. In case the proposal made by the state government is approved, the PC geriatrics course will begin in the next academic year", the statement said.


Source: Medindia

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