The central government is planning to come up with new medical colleges in 58 districts of India. The proposed new medical colleges will add 5,800 more MBBS seats in the country. This was informed by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda informed in the Parliament today.
Union Health Ministry has announced that it is going ahead with the decision to add 2,500 more seats for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) to medical institutes across India.
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure that the state entrance commissioner paves way for the students in the state merit quota. The likes of the students to be included in the merit list will be provided admission in Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, and Malabar Medical College, at Ulleri, Kozhikode.
The collection of hefty capitation fee was one of the main reasons afflicting medical education in the country. If this practice is not immediately checked upon, then the entire medical sector would be commercialized that would ultimately contaminate the public health system and corrupt even the responsible doctors. The petitioner also confirmed that an MBBS seat is sold for nearly INR 1 crore, due to the unavailability of a uniform and fixed pay structure.
Dr Gafoor further added that while students admitted under government quota to Pvt. Colleges under KPMCMA paid 1 lakh INR per annum; colleges under Christian managements charged a fee of 4 lakh INR for the same period. He said that the point of reserving 50 per cent seats under the government quota was to give opportunities to meritorious students from financially weaker backgrounds, and that different fee structures in different colleges for the same academic course should not be allowed.
The health Minister informs the Lok Sabha that Over 15,000 additional MBBS seats to be created nationwide as stiff scarcity of doctors