803 PG Medical Seats to be added in 5 GMCs in Madhya Pradesh; Centre gives nod
Confirmation to this effect has been given by the Principal Secretary of Medical Education Shivshekhar Shukla. He informed that the Technical Evaluation Committee of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has given its nod to the proposal for increasing the PG medical seats in 5 GMCs in the state.
With the approval, 285 seats in Gandhi Medical College- Bhopal will be increased, 169 will be added to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM Medical College)-Indore, 91 in Gajraraja Medical College-Gwalior, 88 in Shyam Shah medical College-Rewa and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College-Jabalpur as well as Bundelkhand Medical College-Sagar will get 85 more PG medical seats each.
The seats have been divided into various specialities. As mentioned in a recent report by the India Education Diary, the PG medical seat distribution is as follows each GMC:
Gandhi Medical College - Total: 285 PG medical seats to be increased at an estimated expenditure of about Rs 117 crore.
- Forensic medicine-9
- Radio diagnosis-10
- Community medicine-17
- General medicine-24
- General surgery-24
- b. chest-5
169 PG seats have been increased in MGM Medical college with a cost of Rs. 175.63 crore which is the highest amount being spent by the government.
- Forensic medicine-7
- Community medicine-14
- Obstetrics and gynaecology-10
- Transfusion medicine-5
85 seats will increase in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College-Jabalpur at an estimated expenditure of about Rs. 93 crore.
17 PG course seats to be increased in the second which will lead to an increase in
- Biochemistry- 5
- Forensic medicine-3
- Emergency medicine-10
- Pulmonary Medicine (DM)-10
In the second phase,
- Radio diagnosis-2
- General medicine-18
- General surgery-8
- Radiation oncology-5
In Government Shyam Shah Medical College, an amount of Rs 77.17 crore will be spent to increase the PG medical seats.
- Forensic medicine-3
- Community medicine-4
- General medicine-8
- General surgery-6
For Gajraraja Medical College, Rs. 60 crore will be spent by the government for 91 seats
- Community medicine-7
- General surgery-11
- General medicine-10
In Bundelkhand Medical College, an amount of Rs. 92 crore will be incurred for the following PG medical seats:
- Radio Diagnosis-2
- Community Medicine-3
- General Medicine-11
- General Surgery-11
Speaking to the India Education Diary, the Secretary said, "An amount of Rs.521 crore 74 lakh 45 thousand will be incurred in increasing the seats. The expenditure in the ratio of 60:40 will be borne by the Union Government and State Government respectively."
The MGM Medical College can use funds for improvement in facilities for patients, academic improvement and construction of new hostels. Dean Jyoti Bindal told TOI, "This is the first time in the history of 70 years that PG seats in a medical college in the state have been doubled."
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that there are total 48, 031 PG medical seats in the country in various broad specialities and super-speciality courses including MD, MS, DM, Mch, Diploma, as well as DNB and FNB courses.
MD courses accounted for 19161 seats while there are 10363 seats in MS courses. The number of seats for DM courses was 1286 for this academic year while the number for Mch courses is 1283 seats.
There are total of 1967 Diploma seats in various medical colleges in the country, the data further revealed.
Besides these courses, there are a total of 13,971 PG Medical seats coming from autonomous bodies, with NBE taking lead with 8261 FNB/DNB seats and CPS having 2432 Diploma seats.
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