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JP Nadda announces 4000 medical PG seats to be added for 2017-18

JP Nadda announces 4000 medical PG seats to be added for 2017-18

Bringing good news for medical students across the country, the Union health Minister was recently seen announcing that 4000 PG seats have been approved by the Government this year.

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated that “an all-time record number of over 4,000 PG medical seats have been approved by Government of India in various medical colleges and hospitals for the academic session 2017-18 this year, taking the total number of PG seats available to 35,117.”

Thanking Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership and constant guidance, Shri Nadda said that this will further boost our resolve to strengthen tertiary care and improve the medical education in the country. The Health Minister added that of the total increase, 2,046 seats are in medical colleges. Looking at the need to increase PG seats in clinical subjects, the Government had decided to amend the teacher student ratio in clinical subjects in government medical colleges. This change alone has resulted in the creation of 1,137 extra seats in 71 colleges. Many others out of the total of 212 government colleges are sending their proposals and it is expected that at least 1000 more seats can be added during the month of March 2017, Shri Nadda stated.

This includes DNB seats, which are equivalent to MD/MS, have increased by 2,147 in the last one year. Shri Nadda said that there has been a total addition of 4,193 PG seats in the country so far, and a further addition of more than 1000 seats is likely during March 2017. The budget announcement of adding 5,000 PG medical seats in the country is thus likely to be achieved soon, the Union Health Minister said.

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    Aniket bapuji bhadke March 5, 2017, 11:52 am

    It\’s good decision by honorable Nadda saheb to increase pg seats in govt medical colleges. MCI has increased seats in already running pg course\’s in clinical departments. But govt start new pg course in other clinical departments where course has not been running but fulfilling the criteria of teachers and bed strength.

  2. A further increase by another 5000 is required.
    Also stress needs to be made on increase of FNB courses on several subsoecialities

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    Dr.(Prof.) C Khandelwal March 4, 2017, 10:53 am

    Need of the Hour

  4. gud initiative by central govt

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta March 4, 2017, 9:44 am

    Excellent step. Please ensure quality is there. Many colleges (even elite) have zero or near zero infrastructure.