More PG medical seats in 2020-21 academic session

Updated on: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Medical Council of India's Board of Governors has approved increasing put up graduate medical seats for MD and MS programmes with the aid of more than 4,800 to 36,192 for the next academic consultation, a pinnacle official said on Monday.

BoG Chairman and Niti Aayog member V K Paul stated the boom is more than the total wide variety of additional seats created inside the past five years.

"The Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorities in 2014 had promised to double PG and UG clinical seats via 2024. So, in that path the Board of Governors-vested with strength of the Medical Council of India has given its approval to growth publish graduate medical seats (vast speciality) in 2020-21 session via 4,807.

"So, as a result, within the new academic session counselling, 36,192 PG clinical seats (MD/MS, huge speciality) will be available," Paul instructed PTI.

Paul additionally stated the ability growth could enhance tertiary care within the country.

"In 2020-21 academic session, about 44,000 publish graduate medical seats (36,192 MD/MS seats and 8,000 DNB/FNB seats) will be to be had for 54,000 undergraduate MBBS skip outs," he stated. MS is the put up graduate degree in general surgery, whilst MD is the post graduate degree in popular medicine.

In 2014-15, there had been over 23,000 PG clinical seats in both authorities and personal scientific schools across the country. Paul stated the Niti Aayog is running with the Ministry of Health to encourage big hospitals to offer resident doctors Diplomate or Fellow of National Board (DNB/FNB) guides under the National Board of Examination.

Recently, to deal with scarcity of qualified docs and bridge gap in scientific education, the Niti Aayog had pop out with the public-personal partnership (PPP) model to hyperlink new or existing personal scientific faculties with useful district health facility to augment scientific seats.

In its draft 'Model Concession Agreement for Setting Up Medical Colleges Under the Public Private Partnership' guiding principle document, the Aayog had stated a scheme to hyperlink new and/or existing private scientific schools with practical district hospitals thru PPP might increase clinical seats and also rationalise the prices of medical education.

Under the new district residency programme, planned by means of the Board of Governors, every put up graduate scientific scholar will need to serve at a district hospital for 3 months with the intention to be eligible to get their degrees.

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