The Medical Council of India (MCI) officials have approved to increase the medical seats for the Postgraduate medical courses (MD/ MS). The officials have decided to increase the seats by more than 4,800 in the next academic session.
VK Paul, Board of Governors Chairman, stated that surge in seats is more than the total number that created in last five years. Paul also said, the capacity expansion will improve the tertiary care sector in the country.
The Board of Governors for Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved to increase the number of postgraduate medical seats in the 2020-21 academic session by 4,807 seats .
Over 23,000 PG Medical seats were available in 2014-15 in both government and private medical colleges across the country.
Paul also said that the Niti Aayog is working along with the Ministry of Health in order to ensure large number of hospitals to offer resident doctors a diplomate or Fellow of National Board courses.
The Niti Aayog also introduced public-private partnership model to handle the shortage of qualified doctors and to reduce the gap in medical education. The new initiative will also increase the medical seats in the country.
In the new, public-private partnership model every postgraduate medical student have to serve at a district hospital for three months to receive their degrees.