Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), the state’s premier health hub, is poised to take a giant leap to the information highway with a fully equipped WiFi campus.
It would be the second medical college in the state after Jai Prakash Narayan All India Institute of Medical Sciences to get the facility.
College principal Dr N.P. Yadav said: “The project would take around five to six months for completion. He said the WiFi campus would be a big achievement for the college as uninterrupted Internet connectivity is a must for medical students to search information related to their course topics at any time.”
“Students and faculty members would enjoy the flexibility to access the Net and exchange resource information from anywhere within the campus. We are very excited at the prospect,” said Dr Yadav, adding that the work has already begun on this.
Yadav added: “As a part of the project, the college would initially expand its computer infrastructure within all postgraduate departments such as microbiology, pharmacology, surgery, library and others. Later, the facility would be made available to other departments.”
PMCH students were ecstatic to hear the news. Shambhavi, a final-year MBBS student of PMCH, said: “If our college campus becomes WiFi, it would help us immensely. Internet is vital for us to search about new drugs and their constituents. Searching these things in books is time-consuming. We can save that if our college campus becomes WiFi.”
Monika, a first-year MBBS student of PMCH, said: “Though we have Net facility on our mobiles, we face problems in browsing because of connectivity problems. We don’t get mobile connectivity in our department and library often. Even if we have a Net-enabled mobile, it does not help.”