PUDUCHERRY: All efforts are being undertaken to ensure that the offsite campus of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) becomes functional at Karaikal from the forthcoming academic year, said JIPMER Director Dr Subhash Chandra Parija.
Dr Parija informed that a meeting had been convened in Delhi on December 8 for discussing the setting up of the JIPMER offsite campus at Karaikal. All stake holders, including the officials ministry of health, will take part in the meeting. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a workshop, held here on Friday, for developing an innovative MBBS curriculum at JIPMER.
Dr Parija added that after the meeting, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared and implemented to set up the campus with the required facilities.
Dr Parija said 100 students will be admitted to the MBBS course during the next academic year and that selection will be based on the common entrance examination conducted by JIPMER. Revealing that the work for setting up the Karaikal campus is progressing smoothly, he said the UT government was extending all co-operation to JIPMER by providing land and other infrastructure facilities for the campus.
Dr Parija also revealed that liver transplants will be performed at the hospital from March next year. Kidney transplant operations are being performed since last three years.