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ESI to boost medical education in India

The Employees State Insurance Corp of India will set up 28 medical colleges and start PG courses to tackle the shortage of doctors in the country

New Delhi: The Employees' State Insurance (ESI) Corporation of India has decided to step into the field of medical education. It will set up 28 medical colleges and start post graduation courses by the next academic session.

"From service provider we are going to be a medical education network. We are setting up 28 medical colleges by the 2009 academic session," ESI Corp Director General Pravash C Chaturvedi said.

"We are aware that there is a shortage of doctors and it's no different for ESI hospitals across the country. By the next academic year, we are planning to start 500 seats at the post graduation level," Chaturvedi said.

He said the ESI Corp, which is under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, aims to set up a medical college in every state and become self-reliant.

The adding of 500 medical seats will help aspiring students every year, and in return the corporation will get qualified doctors to serve in these ESI hospitals.

"A while ago we had put our proposal before the Health Ministry and have already got the go ahead. We have the capital and manpower, and now have the Ministry's support too," he said.

The ESI Corp is associated with over 3.31 lakh factories and establishments across the country and provides benefits to about 10 million workers and their families. "There are over 40 million beneficiaries," he said.

It applies to industrial workers drawing wages up to Rs 10,000 per month.

The ESI Corp was started with two centres—Delhi and Kanpur—in 1952. The corporation currently has 144 full-fledged hospitals, 42 hospital annexes, 1,388 dispensaries, 1,942 panel clinics and 300 diagnostic centres across the country.

Chaturvedi said the existing network of ESI hospitals would help the corporation in implementing the plan.

"We have the basic infrastructure and what we need to do is to upgrade it, add laboratories and other necessary equipments," he added.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes had recently said that the ESI Corp has opened its doors to millions of labourers working in the unorganised sector.

"We are upgrading our system to fulfil our own requirement and extending it to workers in the unorganised sector," Fernandes had said.

Chaturvedi said that a new medical college will cost them Rs 2.5 billion and the ESI has adequate funds.

The Planning Commission has said this year that India faces a shortage of about six lakh doctors.

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Iam a Pharmacologist from hyderabad. Iwould like to Know in which area is the ESI Medical colege in hyderabad going to start and what is the procedure to apply forthe post of faculty in ESI Medical college

I AM A POST GRADUATE IN MEDICINE AND IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN RAJASTHAN SINCE NINE YEARS. I WANTS TO JOIN ESI MEDICAL SERVICES, HOW CAN I APPLY?

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I AM A POST GRADUATE IN ORTHOPEDICS FINISHED MY P.G. THIS YEAR, INTERESTED IN JOINING UR HOSPITALS AS FACULTY IN DELHI...I HAVE LOST THE ADVERTISEMENT, FROM WHERE CAN I GET THE APPLICATION FORM?

I AM A FINAL YEAR GYNAEC AND OBS STUDENT. I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR HOSPITAL AS A FACULTY NEXT YEAR IN DELHI PREFERABLY. PLEASE INFORM REGARDING WHAT AM I REQUIRED TO DO . I WILL BE VERY THANKFUL TO YOU.

A commendable and sensible approach at creating capacity creation in a critical sector. Can each of the medical colleges aspire for excellence with adequate capacity of, say, at least 500 MBBS seats each for medical college, and 50 seats each at PG level?

I m working as assistant professor in department of Physiology. I would like to join ESI medical college in Gulbarga.Please kindly inform me about the procedure.

I have more than 19 years MCI recognised Post graduate teaching experience in Radiology and considerable administrative responsibility including heading a 500 bedded hospital. I am interested in dual responsibility -Post of Dean and Professor & head of department of Radiology of a medical college.
Please send me details of suitable opportunity if available in medical colleges to be opened by ESI

I have more than 19 years MCI recognised Post graduate teaching experience in Radiology and considerable administrative responsibility including heading a 500 bedded hospital. I am interested in dual responsibility -Post of Dean and Professor & head of department of Radiology of a medical college.
Please send me details of suitable opportunity if available in medical colleges to be opened by ESI

I have more than 19 years MCI recognised Post graduate teaching experience in Radiology and considerable administrative responsibility including heading a 500 bedded hospital. I am interested in dual responsibility -Post of Dean and Professor & head of department of Radiology of a medical college.
Please send me details of suitable opportunity if available in medical colleges to be opened by ESI

I AM INTERESTED TO JOIN ESI MEDICAL COLLEGE.LET ME KNOW HOW TO APPLY

I am an Asst. Professor in pharmacology dept. I would like to join ESI medical college in Hyderabad. How can I apply? From where can I get the application form?

I am a final year PG student in MD-ANATOMY and my wife DR.KUNTALA RAY is also a PGT in MD-COMMUNITY MEDICINE in MCI recognised seats of North Bengal Medical College.We both to appear final exam in 2010 April-May.We are from Kolkata.So we are very much interested to join as faculty in Departments of Anatomy and Community Medicine in your Medical Colleges in/ surrounding Kolkata, after passing the final exam.

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i am a pediatrician with MD wiiling to join ESIC medical college @ Bangalore as assistant professor.Kindly let me know how to proceed.

I AM A GYNAECOLOGIST AND OBSTETRICIAN WITH 4 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS EXPERIENCE. I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR HOSPITAL AS A FACULTY IN DELHI PREFERABLY. PLEASE INFORM REGARDING WHAT AM I REQUIRED TO DO . I WILL BE VERY THANKFUL TO YOU.

I am working as prof.&Head dept of paediatrics in private medical college in PUNJAB.I would like to join the ESI medical college in the northern region preferably Punjab

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I am working as an associate professor in private medical college in PUNJAB. I have 18 years teaching experience in state medical colleges of punjab. I would like to offer my services in ESI medical college in the northern area preferably.

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Sir, i am presently working as Asst. Professor in Department of Pathology. I would like to join in ESI in Delhi, NCR, UP and Uttranchal regions. Kindly inform me the procedure for the same.

Sir, i am presently working as Asst. Professor in Department of Pathology. I would like to join in ESI in Delhi, NCR, UP and Uttranchal regions. Kindly inform me the procedure for the same.

Hi, i am MS anatomy, i have applied for the post of assistant professor, when will be the interview for the same.

I am an Asst. Professor in Forensic Medicine Dept. I would like to join ESI Medical College in Guwahati or Kolkata. If there is any vacancy for the post kindly inform me.

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