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Total Count- 48031: Health Minister gives break up of PG Medical, SS seats to parliament

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New Delhi: There are total 48, 031 PG medical seats in the country in various broad specialities and super-speciality courses including MD, MS, DM, Mch, Diploma, as well as DNB and FNB courses.

Information to this effect was recently released by Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey to the Lok Sabha while responding to a question on shortage in numbers of Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree holders in the country .

The Minister replied that no data with regard to shortage of doctors is maintained centrally. However, the details of State-wise postgraduate medical seats including Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctorate of Medicine (DM) was then given by the minister

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Providing a complete breakup of the PG Broad Specialty as well as Super-specialty seats in the country, the Choubey informed that there are total 34060 PG Medical Seats (MD/MD/DM/Mch/Dip) in medical colleges across the country and another 13,971 PG Medical seats with autonomous bodies including AIIMS, JIPMER, CPS, DNB as well as FNB (Natboard)

MD courses accounted for 19161 seats while there are 10363 seats in MS courses. The number of seats for DM courses was 1286 for this academic year while the number for Mch courses is 1283 seats.

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There are total of 1967 Diploma seats in various medical colleges in the country, the data further revealed.

Besides these courses, there are a total of 13,971 PG Medical seats coming from autonomous bodies, with NBE taking lead with 8261 FNB/DNB seats and CPS having 2432 Diploma seats.

All the functioning AIIMS have a total of 2086 PG medical seats, with AIIMS Delhi only accounting of 1564 seats.

Besides the seats, another question was raised by MP Shri Dharambir Singh who questioned about the details of age limit and eligibility prescribed for Doctorate of Medicine (DM) and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

To this, the MOS health clarified that there is no age limit prescribed for doing Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctorate of Medicine (DM).

Following table provides the breakup of the State-wise postgraduate medical seats including Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctorate of Medicine (DM)  as presented to the parliament:-

 

Number of PG Medical Seats

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No.

State/UT MD MS MCH DM Dip. Total
1 Andhra Pradesh 1239 712 54 55 103 2163
2 Assam 388 216 13 10 48 675
3 Bihar 399 235 19 10 120 783
4 Chandigarh 93 37 0 3 0 133
5 Chhattisgarh 61 42 3 0 21 127
6 Delhi 787 351 79 69 116 1402
7 Goa 71 27 2 0 22 122
8 Gujarat 1220 661 58 49 116 2104
9 Haryana 367 153 12 6 36 574
10 Himachal Pradesh 188 110 2 2 13 315
11 Jammu & Kashmir 260 185 15 14 50 524
12 Jharkhand 98 57 1 2 39 197
13 Karnataka 2610 1371 134 144 185 4444
14 Kerala 781 354 100 123 177 1535
15 Madhya Pradesh 707 430 20 7 54 1218
16 Maharashtra 2363 1273 156 116 218 4126
17 Manipur 118 80 3 2 6 209
18 Meghalaya 19 8 0 2 0 29
19 Orissa 468 267 33 50 3 821
20 Pondicherry 295 144 5 1 2 447
21 Punjab 403 221 13 18 61 716
22 Rajasthan 947 456 73 61 25 1562
23 Sikkim 18 4 0 0 0 22
24 Tamil Nadu 1755 1077 249 277 210 3568
25 Telangana 1144 605 72 74 41 1936
25 Tripura 56 28 0 0 0 84
26 Uttar Pradesh 1303 692 94 102 148 2339
27 Uttarakhand 165 85 2 0 15 267
28 West Bengal 838 482 74 86 138 1618
TOTAL 19161 10363 1286 1283 1967 34060

 

Other PG Medical Seats

S.No. Institute Number of Seats
1. AIIMS, Dellhi 1564
2. PGIMER, Chandigarh 941
3. JIPMER, Puducherry 251
4. AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, Mangalagiri, Nagpur 522
5. DNB and FNB 8261
6. CPS Diploma 2432
Grand Total 48031

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  1. i as doctor feels that some broad specialists is most commonly required in remote village as well as urban India,like–MD in medicine, pediatrics,chest medicine, radiology psychiatry and MS in general surgery,gynecology&obst ,ophthalmology. Diploma like-DGO, DCH, DO. So PG seats in this field is to be increase as soon as possible in very large number that the other broad specialty like MD in radiotherapy, skin and ENT like subject, so that all the Indian will get the essay treatment.

  2. The number of say cancer specialists in our country is very meagre. Also diabetologists are in need . With more and more non communicable diseases among Indians , we see that in real terms we have inadequate number of specialists. To get specialist treatments like say chemotherapy, radiotherapy people travel long distances. Our goal should be to have access to all speciality doctors.

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    Dr Sepuri Krishna Mohan December 5, 2019, 8:25 pm

    What you said is 100% Correct

  4. Increase indegeneous production and allow foreign qualified postgraduate of Indian origin to practice in India. Presently our system only allows US, UK , Australia, Canada and New Zealand doctors time get registered their additional qualifications.

    Seeing the massive emigration of Indian doctors to various countries , thus the loss of indegeneous produced doctors should be compensated by importing them from ie allowing foreign qualified Indian postgraduates to fill the vacuum . And frankly speaking as far as speciss AS lists are concerned still we need them . Everywhere we see a long que.

  5. People travel long distances for say cancer treatments or are suboot treated due to lack of multidisciplinary treatments even in many tier 2 cities. If we want to have a healthier India , no doubt we need more specialists especially in the public sector.

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    Dr NRI postgraduate December 4, 2019, 8:38 pm

    We can further improve the ratio if we allow well qualified foreign educated postgraduates of Indian origin by accessing their knowledge and equating their degrees with DNB. Many of these doctors are working as faculty in say Non English speaking EU countries .

    The proposal of BOG of MCI , proposal given by BOG during MCI meeting December 2018 should be seriously considered to get foreign qualified superspecialists and specialists in mainstream -a vast untapped resource.