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GMC Para – Medical Counselling Postponed

The second round of counselling for admission to para – medical courses offered by Guntur Medical College ( GMC ) scheduled to be held on October 20, 2011, has been postponed to November 3, 2011.

The last date for submitting para – medical course applications along with attested copies of certificates and demand drafts for ₹ 100 in favour of ‘Principal, Guntur Medical College, Guntur’ is October 31, 2011 ( 5 p.m ), according to an official release.

The courses being offered are diplomas in medical imaging, respiratory therapy, perfusion, medical laboratory, anaesthesia, cardiology, blood bank and electro – cardiograph techniques, certificate in radiography and diploma in ophthalmology.

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GMC First Year Students take Hippocratic Oath

First year MBBS students of 2010 – 11 batch of Guntur Medical College ( GMC ) took the Hippocratic Oath at the Fresher’s Day function held on Thursday.

They were welcomed by senior students Bhargav and Sravanthi in the presence of principal A Venkateswara Rao, Government General Hospital Superintendent D. Phanibhushan and Superintendent of Police ( Urban ) D.S. Chauhan, who was the chief guest.

Speaking o the occasion, Mr. Chauhan congratulated the students for entering a noble profession.

“The door to a challenging, yet rewarding career has opened for you. You cannot afford to give in to temptations or threat in the course of your duties. By compromising their position, doctors will be doing a great harm to society in many ways, just as bad policing brings misery to people.

Both doctors and police have to imbibe human values because they deal with people, not machines,” he said.

Success or failure of investigation of medico-legal cases was largely dependent on reports given by doctors, whose knowledge of forensic medicine and ability to take fast decisions lead to either conviction or acquittal.

‘Have Compassion’

Basically, doctors have to deal with people approaching them in distress with compassion and mitigate their fear of the unknown.

Doctors have to perform under pressure on account of people’s faith in them and apprehensions too, he said.

Mr. Chauhan called upon the students to strive to dispel the popular notion that people would not like to interact or deal with ‘white coats’ ( doctors ) and ‘black coats’ (advocates) and ‘khaki coats’ ( policemen ).

Mr. Chauhan also cautioned the students against indulging in the evil practice of ragging, which would attract stringent punishment.

Students could be sentenced to imprisonment for six months or up to a maximum of 10 years for physically or mentally harassing their fellow students in the name of ragging.

Ragging was viewed by the Supreme Court as a serious offence. Any aggrieved student can bring his or her woes to the notice of police at any time, he added.

Guntur DSP K. Koteswara Rao, GMC vice-principal U. Surya Kumari, Heads of Departments T. Ranga Rao ( Biochemistry ) and V. Malleswaramma ( Physiology ) and others were present.


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