Medical seats will increase in the country, deadline for new MBBS courses also increased, big decision of NMC

The NMC has asked all medical colleges to ensure that they take care of the mental health and condition of their postgraduate students.

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National Medical Commission (NMC) has extended the deadline to apply for undergraduate MBBS courses. Along with starting new medical colleges, NMC has also announced to increase the medical seats for existing colleges. Medical colleges can apply till 31 August 2022. This announcement was made by the commission on the official website nmc.org.in. “The Medical Assessment and Rating Board of the National Medical Commission has extended the date and time for receipt of applications up to 31.8.2022 (6 PM),” the notice said.

Meanwhile, the NMC has asked all medical colleges to ensure that they take care of the mental health and condition of their postgraduate students. Care should be taken that the students are not overburdened, they get enough holidays and working hours are reasonable. The official letter said, “A healthy and stress-free resident doctor is essential not only for himself but also for the well being of the patients he treats. In such a situation, all medical colleges and institutions are requested to take necessary steps to look after the mental health and well-being of PG medical students.

Now you can register till August 31

The commission had earlier sought applications from July 21. Also, it was informed that the last date for registration is August 10. However, now the last date for registration has been extended to August 31. In March, the NMC had clarified that medical colleges applying for increase in MBBS seats should obtain LOP. Also, one batch of MBBS should be completed. It said that medical colleges should also have accreditation.

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Why are medical seats being increased?

The move to increase the seats in the medical college has been taken in view of the protest of the medical students. After the Kovid-19 epidemic, a large number of students had to return from other countries, including those studying in China, Ukraine and the Philippines. After the start of the Russo-Ukraine war, a large number of Indian students also returned to the country from the medical universities of Ukraine. These students were trapped in Ukraine and are now worried about their studies. In the last few months, there have been demonstrations across the country to increase the number of seats in medical colleges.