Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday launched five paramedical courses in the Goa medical college and announced plans to set up an independent institute for these courses in the near future. Parrikar said paramedical courses are the government’s positive step in providing job-oriented education to Goan youth.
Shri Parikar was speaking after inaugurating the allied health science courses, affiliated to Goa University such as bachelor of physiotherapy, bachelor of occupational therapy, bachelor of optometry, BSc in medical imaging technology and BSc in anesthesia technology at Goa medical college and hospital, Bambolim. BSc in anesthesia technology will have 20 seats while the rest four courses have 10 seats each.
Parrikar said that better job prospects await graduates of such courses both within the country and outside, offering equal or more pay package than doctors. Paramedical personnel are very important now as doctors need to handle machinery that requires repairs at regular intervals, he said
Parrikar said he has been monitoring various problems affecting the GMC and that these problems will be sorted out within three to four months, adding that the 4-MLD effluent treatment plant will take care of the water woes of GMC.
Source: Times of India