Health Ministry gives breakup of Oncology seats in India to Parliament
Currently, there are a total of 958 seats in the country offering PG medical training at Broad Specialty and Super Specialty level with different Oncology related specialisations.The information to this effect comes from the data shared by the MoS Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar before the Parliament during question hour.
The minister was asked to present the data on the number total number of Oncologists (including Radiation, Surgical, Medical) in public health institutions across India along with their specialisation, category wise. The information on the total number of Oncologists could not be provided by Dr Pawar. In her justification, she notified the parliament that as per the apex medical regulatory body of India, the National Medical Commission (NMC), data on the number of Oncologists are not maintained centrally.
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