Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India has allowed the opening of new DM Pulmonary Medicine Course in SCB Medical College in Cuttack. The course will be imparted in the Super Specialty Department of Pulmonary medicine in the College from the current session 2020-21.
This would be the first State Medical College in Eastern Zone of India and the 10th medical institute in the country. Two seats in the course will be managed by the Centre of Excellence, SCB.
DM Pulmonary Medicine is the highest course in the field of Respiratory Medicine. This will cater State of Art Health Care and Quality Research in the field of Respiratory Medicine for the people of Eastern Zone of India. High-end sophisticated instruments for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease will be available in this course as per the MCI guidelines. In the future, Paramedical Course will be started under the Centre of Excellence.
This is possible only because of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and State Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das.
The Odisha Chief Minister took to Twitter and wrote:
In a significant achievement, Superspeciality Department of Pulmonary Medicine @SCBMCHCTC has received permission from MCI to start Doctorate of Medicine (DM), Pulmonary Medicine. SCB is the first State Medical College in Eastern India to achieve this feat. #OdishaLeads
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) July 4, 2020