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Direct medical colleges to submit required PG seats info in time: IMA to Centre

Direct medical colleges to submit required PG seats info in time: IMA to Centre

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has urged the Union Health Ministry to direct all government medical colleges to submit in time how many more post-graduate seats are required for the institutes.

In a letter to the Union Health Secretary C K Mishra, the IMA has said all “administrators in respective health services” should ensure that all government medical colleges submit their requirement of additional seats in time. “It has come to the notice of IMA that for multiple reasons various government medical colleges are not submitting the requisite information about increase in number of seats applicable to their medical colleges.

“IMA feels that government should intervene and direct all colleges to avail this opportunity, fill up the requisite proforma and submit it to the Medical Council of India (MCI),” Dr K K Aggarwal, the national president of IMA, said in the letter.


The letter comes against the backdrop of the Centre announcing creation of additional 5,000 post-graduate (PG) seats in the country in the 2017-18 Budget to overcome shortage of doctors at secondary and tertiary levels.

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Accordingly, the Union Health Ministry and the MCI had written to all government medical colleges to respond to increase in post-graduate seats. At present, medical PG seat strength in the country is 18,000 in clinical subjects, not enough to match its teaching and research requirements.

In the letter, Aggarwal also said all “administrators in respective Health Services” should ensure that deans of all government medical colleges send the required information to MCI in time so that the benefit can go to “genuine meritorious and poor” students.

“In 2009, when the professor-student ratio was increased from 1:1 to 1:2, immediately 3,000 PG seats were increased. Unfortunately, when the same opportunity is now given with 1:3 ratio, the government sector is not responding the way they should,” Aggarwal said.


Source: PTI

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  1. I agree with the statements here that IMA , and it\’s Ketan Desai cronies should not be allowed to speak on our behalf. To build a clean , honest reputation of our profession we need people like Dr Devi Shetty , Dr Talwar , Justice Lodha.

  2. Teacher resident ratio of 3 is OK and even necessary for India, lack of specialists at various hospitals , especially in rural areas is causing a grave condition in the country.We should also allow specialists with foreign degrees from developed countries so that the situation improves. Need is urgent in certain specialities like Diabetology, Oncology and other supespecialities.

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    Prof Sunder Goyal February 26, 2017, 9:06 pm

    It will becimpossible for one teacher to guide three students for thesis and clinical work in one year . Already two student per teacher has affected training of students . Ideally one teacher can train only one student. It is a gross injustice with students and burden on teachers. By 1:3 ratio, guality of
    students training will deteriorate and students so produced will be burden on society and morbidity and mortality incidence will enhance teremendously .

  4. During Ketan Desai times the seats were even less , now when things are improving IMA please please stay away from medical education and from Doctor fraternity. You guys are a bunch of vultures who fly around medical education and medical practice in India and has made millions ( Your Tainted Ketan Desai whom you shamelessly endorse on your websites took money and shattered our medical education).

  5. IMA should not meddle in our affairs, things were worse when Ketan Desai was in MCI, and Dr Agarwal who publicly endorses corrupt persons like Ketan Desai has right to meddle in affairs that relate medical education or MCI. IMA is a body full of corrupt doctors.IMA do not represent the medical fraternity. IMA stay away from us until it is cleaned and filled with honest doctors.

  6. IMA is a body run by corrupt doctors , it should not be taken seriously or a representative body.

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