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.
“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.