80-bed temporary Covid hospital to come up in Mohali


Chandigarh, May 19 | In order to tackle the COVID crisis by way of providing timely treatment and further ramping up the bed capacity in the state, the government of Punjab through the Department of Health has initiated the process of granting approval for setting up of temporary hospitals.

The first such project at Mohali, near here, got NOC within 24 hours of submission of the application based upon self-declarations.

In order to ensure prompt and hassle-free clearances in these difficult times, relevant government departments have made relaxed standard operating procedures for encouraging people to set up make-shift COVID hospitals in the state.

The departments involved are the Health, the Local Government, the Housing and Urban Development, the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the Public Works Development and Labour.

Invest Punjab has been made the nodal office to facilitate issuance of all requisite NOCs and in-principle approvals from all departments concerned.

The person or group who intends to open a temporary hospital can apply to invest Punjab by simply filling an application form and submitting self-declarations, an official statement said.

This has been done to ensure that any person or group desirous of opening a makeshift hospital doesna¿t need to visit multiple offices and get the clearances in a time-bound manner.The final authority to issue in-principle approval lies with the Department of Health.

The first such in-principle approval was granted to Mohali Medical Group Pvt. Ltd for setting up an 80-bedded temporary hospital in Mohali.

Sharing the details, Rajat Agarwal, CEO, Invest Punjab, said that Invest Punjab facilitated expeditious approval of the project by coordinating with all departments and all the required NOCs were made available to Department of Health for granting approval within 24 hours.

All the departments have been working together to battle the COVID, he added.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal


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