Hubballi, March 01: The chief public relations officer of the South Western Railways has issued a press release saying that MBBS Diploma courses have been approved for Central Hospital, Hubballi, and the Divisional Railway Hospital, Mysuru, in February 2021.
The Central Hospital will have 2 seats each for Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Divisional Railway Hospital will have 2 seats each for ENT, Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Up to 50% of the seats are reserved for IRHS officers, while the rest 50% are open for the public, the officer added.
The PG courses will be started after the Diplomate of National Board (DNB) authorities examine and accredit the hospitals. Candidate selection will be through NEET and allotment will be made by the DNB authorities.
The courses are being started to help get specialists for Railways and outside too, said the officer.
The CPRO added that the hospitals of SWR have been running the Covid-19 vaccination centres successfully, with 733 health care workers being given the first dose so far, and 484 given the second dose too. Among front line workers, 876 have been vaccinated.
All the three railway hospitals run by the SWR are empanelled for the treatment of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana beneficiaries, the officer said.