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Over 11 lakh Allopathic Doctors in India, 8.93 lakh Availabe for active service: Health Minster informs Parliament


Over 11 lakh Allopathic Doctors in India, 8.93 lakh Availabe for active service: Health Minster informs Parliament

New Delhi: There are 11,15,835 MBBS doctors registered allopathic medical practitioners in the country, of which 8.93 lakh are available for active service, MOS Health  Ashwini Kumar Choubey recently informed the Rajya Sabha.

In an ongoing parliamentary session, Rajya Sabha member P.L. Punia had questioned the Health and Family Welfare department in regard of availability of MBBS doctors in the country, the extent of statewise shortage and also the details of the allopathic doctors recruited in the last three years.

Through a written response, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family welfare responded to the questions and answered according to the information provided to the Ministry by Medical Council of India (MCI) about the total number of MBBS doctors in the country.

He informed that as on 30th March 2018, there are 11,15,835 MBBS doctors are registered with the respective State Medical Councils or Medical Council of India. The details of all the doctors registered with the councils are available State-wise are given below.

Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 8.93 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service.

According to the existing data, the current population estimate of India is around 1.35 billion. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, the doctor-population ratio must be 1:1000, but India does not match this standard. The existing doctor-population ratio in the country is 1:1511, therefore, hence highlighting the shortage of qualified medical practitioners in the country

According to the details released by the Government, the highest number of doctors registered are in the state of Maharashtra with 1,58,998 registered with the Maharashtra Medical Council followed by 1,28,200 registrations with Tamil Nadu State Council and 1,18,727 with Karnataka Medical Council.

The minister later mentioned that Public Health and Hospitals being a state subject, therefore the central government does not collect maintain a record of the doctors who have been recruited by the state.

As compared to the 2017 released data of registered MBBS doctors, 2018 has seen an increment in the registered MBBS doctors with the councils. It increased from 10,22,859 to 11,15,835.

Read Also: Shortage of Allopathic Doctors: Health Ministry Statistics

Number of Doctors Registered with State Medical Councils / Medical Council of India as
on 30th June, 2018

Sr. Name of the Medical Council Number of Doctors
1.    Andhra Pradesh 96,248
2.  Arunachal Pradesh 914
3.  Assam 23,665
4.  Bihar 40,649
5.  Chattisgarh 8,386
6.  Delhi 20,514
7.  Goa 3,776
8.  Gujarat 65,723
9.  Haryana 5,717
10.                      Himachal Pradesh 3,054
11.                      Jammu & Kashmir 14,789
12.                      Jharkhand 5,596
13.                      Karnataka 1,18,727
14.                      Madhya Pradesh 36,455
15.                      Maharashtra 1,58,998
16.                      Medical Council of India 52,666
17.                      Mizoram 58
18.                      Nagaland 106
19.                      Orissa 22,521
20.                      Punjab 46,264
21.                      Rajasthan 42,550
22.                      Sikkim 1,381
23.                      Tamil Nadu 1,28,200
24.                      Travancore 57,850
25.                      Uttar Pradesh 75,349
26.                      Uttrakhand 7,729
27.                      West Bengal 71,290
28.                      Tripura 1,718
29.                      Telangana 4,942
Total 11,15,835

Source: self
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  1. It is clear from the statistics that there is no deficiency of qualified allopathic doctors in our country.Why state governments are not establishing many health centers in rural and remote areas is not difficult to guess. It is said that if medical services are good, patients will praise the doctor and not the politicians in power. This may be one of the reasons for inadequate budget allocation for health and low spending by many states in our country.

  2. DEVASTATING DISPLAY OF REGIONAL IMBALANCE. Total negligence of health care facilities and medical colleges/ EDUCATION for BADLY REQUIRED NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN STATES OF INDIA . 70 years of missrule reflects the mindset of mean minded ADMISTRATORS – The stupid POLITICIANS , SILLY BABUS THE BUEROCRATES, SENSELESS VOTERS. OVERALL DISARRAY, DISORDER, DAMAGE DISABILITIES , DISORDERS, DESTRUCTION TO ENTIRE COUNTRY.

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    CHANDRA BHUSAN MISHRA December 23, 2018, 10:19 am

    If homeopathic.ayurvda,unani doctors are added there will be good Heath care infrastructure. After passing medical graduate they will help to naton thanks

  4. Who is a medical graduate in India ??

  5. For last 50 years we are told doctors patients ratio to be 1:1000 according to WHO.And policy makers have encouraged opening of new medical colleges on this ground siting shortage of man power.As such there are no such guidelines and we have excess of doctors and we are still opening new medical colleges spending huge money.By spending this money on strengthening primary health care we could have provided better services to our fellow citizens who are still struggling to get minimal health care facilities. I strongly feel that we should immediately stop opening new medical colleges and improve quality of existing colleges to produce quality doctors.

  6. Fake report it is the non government register qualified doctors only accepted many of Dr out of country and many are not eligible for government service specialy in rural area