Published: 01st December 2020
After JIPMER reopens, MGMCRI and PIMS follow suit, all protocols to be in place
All the medical colleges have been directed to resume normal classes in a phased manner adhering to the covid guidelines before December 7, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said
After a gap of eight months, normal classes in medical colleges, which were closed after the implementation of COVID lock down started functioning from Tuesday. As the first phase two private Medical colleges, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) started today, while JIPMER is already conducting. After JIPMER, normal classes. "We started normal lectures and clinics from the first week of November. Webinars were continuing throughout," Dr Pankaj Kundra , Dean JIPMER said.
All the medical colleges have been directed to resume normal classes in a phased manner adhering to the covid guidelines before December 7, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said. Nodal officers have been appointed for each college to check compliance as per Government of India guidelines, he said. Students came to the colleges wearing masks and with face shields. They were given sanitizer at the entrance of the college and were allowed in after checking their temperature. Social distancing is being adopted and the students were divided as morning and afternoon sessions and classes started. Only students coming to the colleges with the consent letter of their parents only were allowed to enter the college, official sources said. Classes resumed for the first year (2019 batch ) and the final year in MGMCRI , who earlier reported on November 17 to 19 due to their upcoming examinations, said the PRO of the medical college. On completion of their quarantine period in the hostels , the classes began today. The second and third year students have started reporting for hostel stay. On completion of the quarantine period, classes will resume by December 10 .
According to college professors, all students have been given accommodation in single rooms in hostels . They were advised to adopt social distancing and download the 'Arogya Setu " app. Special lectures, excursion and field visits were banned and they should adopt social distancing in conference hall, canteen, playground, Gym and parking area. The Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute(IGMCRI), a COVID-19 has started receiving students in hostels . The classes will resume in a day or two, after each student is tested for COVID-19, said the College