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Opening of New Medical Colleges : Minister informs Parliament


Opening of New Medical Colleges : Minister informs Parliament

 NewDelhi: Recently, through a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of state (Independent Charge) Smt Anupriya Patel informed about the Opening of New Medical Colleges.

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. However, WHO norms prescribes that there should be 1 doctor amongst the population of 1,000. Further, details of approvals granted by the Government for opening of new medical colleges in order to increase healthcare services from 2014-15 to 2017-18 are given below:

 

Number of approved schemes for opening new Medical Colleges from 2014-15 to 2016-17 and status of applications for the year 2018-19

SL. 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Approved Approved Approved Approved Received Proposal are under consideration of the Ministry.
Last  date for issuing approval/
disapproval letter to the applicant Colleges is 31.05.2018 for the year 2018-19
1 Andhra Pradesh 3 1 4 0 0
2 Assam 1 0 0 0 1
3 Bihar 0 0 0 0 4
4 Chhattisgarh 1 0 3 0 1
5 Delhi 0 0 1 0 0
6 Gujarat 0 2 1 2 7
7 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 1 2 1
8 Haryana 0 1 2 2 4
9 J & K 0 0 0 0 0
10 Jharkhand 0 0 0 0 5
11 Karnataka 1 3 6 1 8
12 Kerala 5 0 3 1 3
13 Madhya Pradesh 1 1 5 0 8
14 Maharashtra 1 3 2 1 5
15 Orissa 0 0 0 2 2
16 Punjab 0 0 0 0 0
17 Rajasthan 2 1 3 0 9
18 Tamil Nadu 0 1 3 1 5
19 Uttar Pradesh 2 4 9 2 11
20 Uttarakhand 0 0 2 0 1
21 West Bengal 0 0 1 0 3
22 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
23 Meghalya 0 0 0 0 0
24 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
25 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 1
26 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 1
27 Tripura 0 0 0 0
28 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0
28 Telangana 0 0 5 0 5
30 A & C Nicobar 0 1 0 0 0
Total 17 18 51 14 85


Source: government press release
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