Nagpur: With the launch of the National Medical College Network (NMCN) of Health Ministry, medical colleges of the country will soon get live virtual education from other medical colleges including AIIMS, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical College (SPGI), Lucknow Medical College. NMCN will also provide training of important work such as surgery with live medical education. This scheme will be implemented in 50 medical colleges of the country first. Out of this, 7 major institutes will be provided education, while remaining 43 medical colleges will get training through video conferencing. This scheme will be implemented in the second phase in other medical colleges of the country.
After the bid, the National Research and Education Network (ERNET) has been working to build the network, which works under the electronics and information technology ministry. In this network, from AIIMS and SPGI, Lucknow Medical College to Maulana Azad Medical College will be used as a resource centres. At the same time, distance education will be given to new branches of Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Rishikesh, Patna AIIMS.
According to the Director of National Research and Education Network, Nina Hareja said that there is already facility of smart education in the country. This facility is already available in the country’s renowned institution, IIT and IIM. However, this facility is not yet available in medical colleges. There is no shortage of skilled people in the engineering, but in the field of medicine all the subjects are not knowledgeable and require specialists. It will be possible through this network.
According to the information, the online teaching module will be exactly like classroom teaching. Students will also be able to ask questions from experts. They will also be able to see live operation. The National Research and Education Network will work as a government company for the next five years on the basis of contractual basis.
Already many medical colleges have joined the National Knowledge Network. For the first phase, 50 colleges in the country were selected, which were already connected to the National Knowledge Network. National Knowledge Network is being used well in IITs and IIMs. In this case, it is a good step towards tele-medicine through the country’s virtual education system.