In the last eight years, 261 new medical colleges have been opened in the country. in a country like this Medical Colleges There has been an increase of 67 percent in the number of This information has been given in a report issued by the Central Government. According to a report titled Governance Reforms in Medical Education, the number of government medical colleges has increased by 96 per cent since 2014. The number of colleges in the private sector has increased by 42 percent. With the increase in the number of medical colleges, the number of medical seats has also increased.
The number of MBBS seats has increased by 87 percent and thus the number of medical seats in the country has increased to 96,077. Postgraduate medical seats have increased by 105 percent. The number of postgraduate medical seats in the country has reached 63,842. In addition, 58 colleges have been approved in 16 states, which will add 3,877 MBBS seats. The Union Health Ministry aims to increase 10,000 MBBS seats in government colleges alone.
PG seats will increase
To increase postgraduate seats, 72 medical colleges have been approved in 21 states or union territories in the first phase, which will lead to an increase of 4,058 seats. With the approval of 47 colleges in the second phase, there will be an increase of 2975 postgraduate seats.
22 AIIMS made in the country
According to reports, under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, the health ministry has set up 22 new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and initiated a project to upgrade 75 government medical colleges. MBBS classes have been started in 19 out of 22 new AIIMS, which include 2,037 undergraduate seats.
It has been told that this scheme was started in 2014, so that funding can be provided to open new medical colleges. Out of 157 colleges sanctioned under this scheme, 93 are functional. In the coming two years, 60 colleges will be opened.
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