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10.41 lakh Registered Doctors in India, Maximum in Maharashtra: Health Minister


10.41 lakh Registered Doctors in India, Maximum in Maharashtra: Health Minister

It is estimated that around 8.33 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service giving an approx doctor-population ratio of 1:1596 much below the WHO norms prescribes that there should be 1 doctor amongst the population of 1,000

New Delhi: Recently, through a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State ( Independent Charge) Smt Anupriya Patel informed about the Registration of Allopathic Doctors with various medical councils across the country.

The minister informed that as per information provided by Medical Council of India, there are a total 10,41,395 allopathic doctors registered with the State Medical Councils/Medical Council of India as on 30th September, 2017.

Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 8.33 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service. It gives a doctor-population ratio of 1:1596 as per current population estimate of 1.33 billion. However, WHO norms prescribes that there should be 1 doctor amongst the population of 1,000.

As per records, Maximum number of registered medical practitioners have their registrations in Maharashtra with 153513 registered doctors. This is followed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka who also account for more than 1 lakh registered doctors each.

State-wise details of doctors registered with State Medical Councils / Medical Council of India and number of PHCs with doctors working therein are given below:

Number of Doctors Registered with State Medical Councils / Medical Council of India  as on 31st  December, 2017

Sr.

Name of the Medical Council

Number of Doctors

Andhra Pradesh Medical Council

86129

Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council

840

Assam Medical Council

22532

Bihar Medical Council

40043

Chattisgarh Medical Council

6915

Delhi Medical Council

16176

Goa Medical Council

3367

Gujarat Medical Council

53954

Haryana Dental & Medical Council

5717

Himachal Pradesh Medical Council

2849

Jammu & Kashmir

14326

Jharkhand Medical Council

5093

Karnataka Medical Council

104794

Madhya Pradesh Medical Council

34347

Maharashtra Medical Council

153513

Medical Council of India

52666

Nagaland Medical Council

801

Orissa Council of Medical Registration

21681

Punjab Medical Council

44682

Rajasthan Medical Council

40559

Sikkim Medical Council

893

Tamil Nadu Medical Council

126399

Travancore Medical Council

55251

Uttar Pradesh Medical Council

71480

Uttrakhand Medical Council

7060

West Bengal Medical Council

66974

Tripura Medical Council

0

Telangana Medical Council

2354

Total

10,41,395

The other State / UTs do not have their own Medical Registration Council. Hence, their workers get registration with the Councils of other neighbouring States



Source: self
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  1. these are just shallow figures….
    if you deep analysis then you will get info with more lags in the ratio…
    like in up state this ratio will be around 2973…if we take approximate total population around 21 crores…
    and vice versa will happens in small state….means the ration there will be closer to who norms.
    here is the reason why Health services and health education should be center\’s subject not state….
    so that by planning equal distribution of medical seats and health service can be achieve….

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    Dr devendra singh thakur April 14, 2018, 11:30 pm

    We are two doctors in a population of 158000

  3. why govt is not doing anything for foreign medical graduates, when you want to correct patient doctor ratio give training and appoint in PHC or other centers.

  4. why showing your thumb down ? do not show discrimination against our own siblings