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India will double MBBS seats, add 80,000 PG medical seats, 2500 new hospitals by 2024: Chairman MCI Board of Governors


India will double MBBS seats, add 80,000 PG medical seats, 2500 new hospitals by 2024: Chairman MCI Board of Governors

The Niti Aayog Member Health, Dr VK Paul, Who is also the chairman of MCI Board of Governors also highlighted that the government has made provisions to double the number of MBBS seats in medical education by 2024, but attaining the required number of specialist doctors is five times more difficult agenda. He further added that 80,000 PG medical seats will be added by 2024, with participation of private sector healthcare providers.

New Delhi: India will have 2,500 new hospitals in the next five years thereby creating 25 lakh additional jobs, Niti Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul recently informed.

By 2024, India is also likely to attain the WHO norm of having one doctor for every thousand patients, he said.

Speaking at the launch of certificate course on ‘Specialist Training To Tackle The Burden of NCDs’ organized by the FICCI on Friday, Dr Paul said with the improvement in the ease of doing business in the private healthcare sector, new players will enter the sector which will not only create new employment opportunities but also provide better healthcare services.

FICCI, jointly with NITI Aayog, has been working on identifying innovative alternate methods of strengthening the number of specialized doctors in India that can be scaled-up, especially for high burden diseases and conditions.

In continuation to this, FICCI has partnered with Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) to launch the first of its kind Diabetes Certification Course for General Practitioners (GP), considering the WHO statistics of 69.2 million Indians suffering with diabetes in 2015 and not enough endocrinologists to deliver specialized care.

Commenting on the tie-up, Dr V K Paul said, “The ECHO model is unique in more than one ways, but what makes this program even more unique is the partnership with the industry through FICCI”.

He also highlighted that the government has made provisions to double the number of UG seats in medical education by 2024, but attaining the required number of specialist doctors is five times more difficult agenda. He further added that 80,000 PG seats will be added by 2024, with participation of private sector healthcare providers.

Appreciating the government’s focus on health, (Hony) Brig Dr Arvind Lal, Chairman, FICCI Health Services Committee & CMD, Dr Lal Path Labs said, “We all quote the British, US, Cuban, Thai and Indonesian models of healthcare, but with Ayushman Bharat, an Indian model will emerge.”

He added that empowering GPs on diabetes management can vastly improve patient outcomes as about 95 percent of the diabetics in India are being attended to by primary care doctors, GPs and family physicians.

The FICCI-ECHO Diabetes Certification Course for GPs is a 20-week, tele-mentoring programme that will be initially taken up as a pilot project to train 100 GPs on logical management of diabetic patients.

Read Also: BDS to MBBS Bridge Course: Niti Aayog calls for a meeting


Source: UNI
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  1. user
    Jayarama shenoy May 13, 2019, 7:20 pm

    This will lead to inevitable need to dilute NEET cut off to zero percentile to ensure filling of all seats. UG and PG.

  2. -add-80000-pg-medical-seats-2500-new-hospitals-by-2024-niti-aayog in private medical colleges. This is very bad because by adding pg seat in private medical colleges will increases specialist doctors without merit. Because for the admission in private medical college , only money is required at this year 2019 by neet pg merit rank and score, if you want to the take admission in a MD radiology or MD derma or MS ortho you have to pay 1 crore 40 lacks, if you able to pay you will get admission whatever is your neet pg 2019 merit rank or score is. If you have more score and you are not able to pay 1.5 crore you are not able to get admitted in private medical colleges .This has to be changed.This fees has to to reasonable and has to be controlled by Govt of India,all the fees in all clinical branches has to be same and equals

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    Dr. SURENDER KUMAR BHARDWAJ May 8, 2019, 11:37 am

    🙏🌹🏥एमबीबीएस/बीडीएस 🏥🌹🙏

    अपने देश हिंदुस्तान में डॉक्टरों की कमी को दूर करने के लिए सरकार ने कुछ बड़े फैसले लेने चाहिए। देश में मेडिकल की पढ़ाई के लिये सरकारी और प्राईवेट मेडिकल कॉलेजों में बहुत ज्यादा मारा-मारी है, जिसकी वजह से डॉक्टरी की पढ़ाई के लिए लोग अपने बच्चों को दुसरे अन्य देशों के मेडिकल कॉलेजों में दाखिला दिलवाते हैं तथा अपने देश के नागरिकों द्वारा करोड़ों रुपया अन्य देशों में जा रहा हैं। अगर हमारे देश की सरकार चाहें तो यह करोड़ों-अरबों रूपया अपने देश में ही रखा जा सकता हैं जैसे:-

    1. केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने उन मेडिकल कॉलेजों में एमबीबीएस कोर्स के लिए 50 फीसदी सीटें बढ़ाने की मंजूरी देनी चाहिएं जिनकी स्थापना के 5 साल पूरे हो चुके हैं।

    2. बीडीएस के कोर्स के बाद दो वर्ष का अतिरिक्त मेडिसिन से सम्बंधित एमबीबीएस का पाठ्यक्रम शामिल करके अतिरिक्त पढ़ाया जाना चाहिए ताकि ये डॉक्टर दांतों की बीमारियों के ईलाज करने साथ-साथ शरीर की अन्य बीमारियों का भी ईलाज कर सकेंगे। इस प्रक्रिया करने से:
    – एक तो गाँव और शहरों में डॉक्टरों की कमी दूर होगी।

    – दूसरा एमबीबीएस के लिए मारा-मारी भी खत्म होगी।

    – तीसरा बीडीएस कोर्स की तरफ बच्चों का रूझान बढ़ेगा।

    – चौथा माँ-बाप को मजबूरन अपने बच्चों को दुसरे अन्य देशों में भेजना नहीं पडेंगे।

    – पांचवां अपने देश के नागरिकों का करोड़ों रुपया अपने देश में ही रहेगा।

    मुझे उम्मीद है कि सरकार बच्चों के उज्जवल भविष्य और देश के नागरिकों के अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के हित में उचित निर्णय लेने की कृपया करेंगे।

    प्रार्थना करता।
    डॉ सुरेन्द्र भारद्वाज
    बवाना, राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र दिल्ली, भारत।

  4. Sir can you provide your contact number ?

  5. Govt. Is bent upon producing loads of substandard Doctors giving silly reason of doctor patient ratio. In fact all hospitals under govt lack proper equipments, medicines etc. Specialist Doctors willing to work have neither proper work atmosphere nor enough vacancies. Private medical colleges churning out half baked specialists will create havoc in near future. Govt should maintain uniform set of standard of Docs instead of increasing seats.

  6. user
    Manish Sharma May 7, 2019, 6:11 pm

    Why this Govt. is badly after MBBS doctors? Days are just around the corner when the Doctors will fight amongst themselves for the patients.