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DNB recognised for Appointment of Faculty: MOS Health Tells Parliament on addressing HR Shortage in Healthcare

DNB recognised for Appointment of Faculty: MOS Health Tells Parliament on addressing HR Shortage in Healthcare

New Delhi: Diplomate of National Board (DNB) qualification has been recognized for appointment as faculty to take care of shortage of faculty and the ratio of teachers of students has been revised in order to add more seats, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey recently informed Lok Sabha.

The minister was responding to a question asking about the human resource inputs in healthcare delivery and the steps that are taken by the Central Government of India to fill the gaps in human resources

There are 499 medical colleges, 313 dental colleges, more than 70,000 MBBS, approximately 45,000 Post Graduate medical seats, approximately 27000 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and 6300 Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats available in the country. Besides, there are around 8,000 Nursing Institutes producing about 2.9 lakh nursing personnel annually, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare added

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Further, as per the information available with the respective Councils, 8.93 lakh allopathic doctors, 2.01 lakh dentists and 19.10 lakh nursing personnel may actually be available for active services.

Public health and hospitals being a State subject, the primary responsibility to ensure the availability of healthcare professionals in public health facilities lies with the State/UT Governments, the minister added. However, under the National Health Mission (NHM), financial and technical support is provided to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems including support for engagement of doctors on a contractual basis, based on the requirements posed by the States/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs) within their overall resource envelope.

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The Government has taken various steps to further increase the availability of the human resource in the country which include:

I. The ratio of teachers to students has been revised from 1:1 to 1:2 for all MD/MS disciplines and 1:1 to 1:3 in subjects of Anaesthesiology, Forensic Medicine, Radiotherapy, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Psychiatry. Further, teacher: student ratio in public funded Government Medical Colleges for Professor has been increased from 1:2 to 1:3 in all clinical subjects and for Associate Professor from 1:1 to 1:2 if the Associate Professor is a unit head. The same has also been extended to private medical colleges with certain conditions. This would result in the increase in the number of PG seats in the country.

II. Diplomate of National Board (DNB) qualification has been recognized for appointment as faculty to take care of shortage of faculty.

III. Enhancement of maximum intake capacity at MBBS level from 150 to 250.

IV. Relaxation in the norms of setting up of Medical College in terms of requirement for faculty, staff, bed strength and other infrastructure.

V. The requirement of land for the establishment of the medical college in metropolitan cities as notified under Article 243P(c) of the Constitution of India has been dispensed with.

VI. Strengthening/upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG courses/Increase of PG seats.

VII. Establishment of New Medical Colleges by upgrading district/referral hospitals preferably in underserved districts of the country.

VIII. Strengthening/ upgradation of existing State Government/Central Government Medical Colleges to increase MBBS seats.

IX. Enhancement of age limit for appointment/ extension/ re-employment against posts of teachers/dean/principal/ director in medical colleges from 65-70 years.

X. Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Strengthening / upgradation of Nursing Services (Auxiliary Nurses Midwives [ANM] / General Nurse Midwives [GNM]), the Government has approved 128 ANM and 137 GNM Schools to be set up in the country.

The details of requirement and availability of General Duty Medical Officer (GDMO), Specialists, Laboratory Technicians, Pharmacists Radiographers, ANM and Staff Nurse at PHCs and CHCs as per the Rural Health Statistics (RHS) Bulletin, 2017 – 18 is at Annexure.



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  1. Md/Ms for most of filthy docs,dnb and PG diploma through neet for brainy docs.

  2. Having two kids as MCh and DNB (Super specialty) I thing I know a bit. What I say is a DNB is in no way inferior to an DM/MCh. I think most hospitals teach their DNB students well with widespread exposure. I am aware that there are MCh\’s with zero clinical experience. As for examination the DNBs face far tougher examinations than MCh chaps. The MCI mafia is against the DNB, otherwise they are very good.

  3. truth is always truth:)

  4. Diluting the teacher to student ration citing shortage of doctors is strange. Already 1:1 teacher student ratio in the medical colleges has not produced proper research /quality research work among PG students in many private medical colleges of our country. Knowledge and competence is more important than mere qualification in medical profession. Previously there were strong allegations against MCI that all these changes were made only to benefit private medical colleges.

  5. dear Medical Dialogues, stop being a propaganda machine for the NBE=DNB. The DNB is a lost cause and there is little read no hope for DNB holders to Join as faculty in Medical Colleges.

    You should be running a campaign against the NBE to save the DNB candidates, than safeguard the corrupt and illegal systems at NBE.

  6. Waste of time dnb seats… proper training….nothing….they get….posted in some hospital for their course and want equalism as ms/md who are well trained with their systematic curriculam in a recognized well set up medical colleges…..
    Haha medical jokes