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1 doctor for every 1668 people, about 8 Lakh overall: Govt

1 doctor for every 1668 people, about 8 Lakh overall: Govt

New Delhi: India has one doctor for every 1,668 people, while nearly eight lakh doctors across the country may be in active service at present, the government said.

“As per the information provided by Medical Council of India, there are a total 9,88,922 allopathic doctors registered with the state medical council or MCI as on June 30, 2016.

“Assuming 80 per cent availability, it is estimated that around 7.91 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service. It gives a doctor population ratio of 1:1668 as per current population estimate of 1.32 billion,” Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

He was asked about the details of requirement and availability of doctors in the country, particularly in rural, remote and hilly areas.

He said the issue of compulsory rural posting of doctors has been left to the “wisdom” of state governments who are principal employers of doctors.

However, to encourage doctors working in remote and difficult areas, the MCI with the approval of government has amended the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 under which 50 per cent of seats in PG Diploma courses will be reserved for medical officers in government service who have served at least three years in remote and difficult areas among others.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan February 6, 2017, 10:50 am

    Even the president, Prime minister and including Queens of wealthy Western World as no access proscription Medicine with the knowledge and consent of a Qualified Doctor. Where as in India starting from Penicillin to Insulins one can get any dam thing including sex hormones by the sex trafficking agents/ criminals to transform An innocent CHILDREN ( Girl child) to an attractive women ( Forced sex worker). Nothing can worse than this …. according to me It is most Heinous crime much more worse than Rape and murder. Similarly sedatives, hypnotics and anesthetic agents used for Abduction are easily available to the crooks and criminals. When criminals occupying high positions and qualified personnel acting agents the things are more likely go from Bad to Worst. The Development can\’t take place in isolation it should be a combined and committed effort by every concern Agencies/ authorities. Unfortunately every body\’s responsibility is no body\’s responsibility….

    Dr Ramesh Vardhan , Directly from Heart to the mobile screen.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan February 6, 2017, 10:20 am

    By adding on the other Praticeners from Ayush like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, uniony, sidda, plus self declared gnayanis, traditional and Faith healers. Druggist, chemist and Pharmacist, Nurses, ANMs, Asha\’s and Nirashas and Next door Aunts and uncles. We have Highest number of Praticeners in the world say 1 Doctor for 100 patients. Having so many cooks ( crooks). At only SPOIL the Broth but also bugger up the Health , starting from spreading of DISEASES to promotion of disorders, disability and and causing DEATHS. That\’s why India is the best place in the world to experiment on the live Human beings to develop the skills and knowledge and experience to move over to the developed / oil Rich countries . Or to Join the so called hi-tech/ CORPORATE HOSPITALS for the personal gain. According to Me our\’s is the most confusing, complexion and cunning HEALTH CARE system in the entire world. That\’s we are on the top of world when it comes to poor quality of HEALTH with Highest number of Tuberculosis, HIV Positive, other communicable diseases. Added to the Agony Even when it comes diseases of the RICH like Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart, Kidney and Liver we are at the top. Disabilities and Death due to Road Accidents no one match us not even the mighty America or China. When it comes HEALTH INDEX like MMR, IMR, life expectancy, we are worse than our neighboring countries. Over all the quality of life standard it par below the world standards. This because of poor implemention of Rules. LACK of fear for the Law and Greed for the Money.Not having fear of the GOD,. Because every caste , RELIGION, and REGION has His/ Her own Designer Dummy/ Demy GODs. I spoke about the problems , How about solutions???. Dr Ramesh Vardhan, Directly from the Heart to the mobile screen.