The Health Minister said that the government has taken several steps to further increase the number of doctors in the country. He said that along with increasing the medical seats, a plan has also been made for the upgradation of medical colleges.
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Due to the lack of medical seats in the country, students often have to move abroad. Students from all over the country go to countries like Ukraine, China to study medicine and sometimes they have to face difficulties abroad. The central government is engaged in special schemes to provide maximum options to the students in the country itself. There has been a substantial increase in the number of medical seats in the country since 2014. Giving information in this regard in the Rajya Sabha, the Central Government said that under graduate medical seats (Under Graduate Medical SeatsThere has been an increase of 75 per cent in PG seats and 93 per cent in PG seats.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while giving a written answer to a question in Rajya Sabha, said that the number of undergraduate medical seats has increased to 89,875 from 51,348 before 2014. This is an increase of about 75 percent. Meanwhile, PG seats have also increased from 31,185 to 60,202. This increase is about 93 percent. He said that Indian students who go abroad to pursue MBBS and obtain foreign medical qualifications, have to pass the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination to be registered as a medical practitioner in India. The Health Minister said that the government has taken several steps to further increase the number of doctors in the country.
Central plan ready
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, ‘The number of UG (students pursuing graduation) seats was 51,348 before the year 2014, which has now increased to 89,875 seats. This represents an increase of 75 percent. The number of PG (post graduate studies) seats was 31,185 before the year 2014 which has increased to 60,202 now. Steps taken to increase the number of seats include Centrally Sponsored Scheme for establishment of new Medical Colleges by upgradation of District/ Referral Hospitals, under which 157 new Medical Colleges have been sanctioned and 71 are already functional. It also includes a centrally sponsored scheme for the strengthening or up-gradation of existing state government or central government medical colleges to increase MBBS and PG seats, and a central scheme for up-gradation of government medical colleges by creation of super-specialty blocks. (input from language)
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