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10,000 more medical seats to be added by 2017

10,000 more medical seats to be added by 2017

New Delhi: An increase of 10,000 medical seats are likely to occur through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam for MBBS to be held in 2017. An announcement to this effect  was made by the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Friday.

According to the minister, who was speaking at the ‘Healthcare Summit- Rajasthan 2016,’ 58 medical colleges are likely to be upgraded across all states.of the country. He said that the ministry was making all  efforts to provide Medical and Health Services. Efficient services are being made available to public with the use of IT.”

Recently, Union health minister J P Nadda had informed the Parliament that 58 hospitals will be upgraded to medical colleges, that will give rise to 5,800 additional MBBS seats, with each medical college having 100 seats. An effort will also be directed to meet the deadlines on various AIIMS that would contribute to the pool of MBBS in the country.

 In Rajasthan, for instance, seven hospitals will be ungraded to medical colleges in Alwar, Barmer, Bharatpur, Churu, Dungarpur, Bhilwara and Pali. The health department claimed that their construction would be completed soon and the session will begin from 2017 reports TOI. These colleges will add 700 seats to the new pool.
For the PG seats in the country, the National Board of Examination will be conducting the NEET exam for post graduate dental courses from November 30 to December 3, 2016 in 41 different Indian cities declared the Health Ministry, on Thursday. The ministry also announced December 5 to December 13, 2016 as dates for holding of NEET examinations for MS and MD courses

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“The entire procedure for registration and application for the examination is online,” said the ministry.   The entrance exam for AIIMS is not covered by NEET according to it.

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  1. There should be more stress towards increasing PG seats in existing medical colleges.

  2. Further dilution of medical standards. Mostly politicians will open and be benefited by news medical colleges. First let\’s improve the standards of the existing ones.