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67,352 MBBS and 32,518 PG Medical seats in India: Minister apprises Parliament


67,352 MBBS and 32,518 PG Medical seats in India: Minister apprises Parliament

New Delhi: Recently, through a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha Minister Of State (Independent charge) Smt Anupriya Patel informed about the  Increasing of UG and PG Medical seats.

As per information provided by Medical Council of India, there are a total 10,41,395 allopathic doctors registered with the State Medical Councils/Medical Council of India as on 30th September, 2017. Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 8.33 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service. It gives a doctor-population ratio of 1:1596 as per current population estimate of 1.33 billion.

The Government has taken various steps to increase the number of Allopathic doctors. These efforts include-

  1. Enhancement of maximum intake capacity at MBBS level from 150 to 250.
  2. Relaxation in the norms of setting up of Medical College in terms of requirement for land, faculty, staff,bed/bed strength and other infrastructure.
  3. Strengthening/upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG courses/Increase of PG seats.
  4. Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals,
  5. Strengthening/ upgradation of existing State Government/Central Government Medical Colleges to increase MBBS seats.
  6. 6. The ratio of teachers to students has been revised from 1:1 to 1:2 for all MD/MS disciplines and 1:1 to 1:3 in  subjects of Anesthesiology, Forensic Medicine, Radiotherapy, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and  Psychiatry in all medical colleges across the country. Further, teacher: student ratio in public funded Government Medical Colleges for Professor has been increased from 1:2 to 1:3 in all clinical subjects and for Asso. Prof. from 1:1 to 1:2 if the Asso. Prof. is a unit head. This would result in increase in number of specialists in the country.
  7. Enhancement of age limit for appointment/ extension/ re-employment against posts of                                                       teachers/dean/principal/ director in medical colleges from 65-70 years.
  8. DNB qualification, as well as Foreign qualification, have been recognized for appointment as faculty to take  care of shortage of faculty.

Central Government increases UG & PG seats every year implementing the above mentioned measures.

UG and PG seats as on 28.02.2018

Sl. No. State/UT UG PG
1 Andhra Pradesh 4750 1869
2 A& N Islands 100 0
3 Assam 726 518
4 Bihar 1350 665
5 Chandigarh 100 552
6 Chhattisgarh 1100 119
7 Delhi 1100 2529
8 Goa 150 107
9 Gujarat 3830 2034
10 Haryana 1450 574
11 Himachal Pradesh 650 226
12 Jammu & Kashmir 500 438
13 Jharkhand 350 215
14 Karnataka 8845 4068
15 Kerala 4150 1423
16 Madhya Pradesh 2600 890
17 Maharashtra 7270 3902
18 Manipur 200 207
19 Meghalaya 50 22
20 Orissa 1350 726
21 Pondicherry 1200 652
22 Punjab 1275 708
23 Rajasthan 2650 1475
24 Sikkim 100 22
25 Tamil Nadu 6850 3089
26 Telangana 3750 1628
27 Tripura 200 30
28 Uttar Pradesh 6349 2089
29 Uttarakhand 800 251
30 West Bengal 2700 1490
31 AIIMS 707 0
32 JIPMER 150 0
TOTAL 67352 32518

 

 

 


Source: government press release
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    Yatinder Kharbanda March 21, 2018, 12:17 pm

    More MBBS doctors should be encouraged to practice general practice
    Improve post MBBS training for GP practice
    There will not be need to increase PG seats

  2. RATE OF INCREASE IN INDIAN POPULATION
    Per Year 16,613,486, how can achieve doctor to patients ratio as WHO ?

  3. Give certified university courses to the MBBS and expose thrm to patient seen MEDICAL COLLEGES. It will enhance the skill and confidence in general practices

  4. Balance 50% MBBS fight for PG seat as every MBBS student need PG admission in the near future