JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer
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  • Maharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years.
  • In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of Sir JJ group of Hospital’s.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, who is currently joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research said, “I had written a letter to Medical Council of India, requesting to start a curriculum on cancer in PG course. We had thought about having this course, so that the students will be benefited with a specialised cancer syllabus.”

Every day thousands of people across Maharashtra and India, visit Sir JJ hospital for treatment. In order to cater to the patients who are suffering from cancer, JJ Hospitals administration has started a cancer OPD, about one month back.

Dr Dilip Nikam, Head of the cancer OPD at JJ Hospital said, “Not only cancer OPD, we are waiting for the MCI’s node to start PG course for cancer as well. This course will benefit the doctors and patients.”

He further added, “Oral and breast cancer cases are on the rise in Mumbai and Maharashtra. But, compared to the number of patients, specialised doctors are fewer in number to handle the burgeoning number of cases. So, we are following it up with the Medical Council of India.”