India to have 2,500 new hospitals & 80,000 PG seats to be ad
India will have 2,500 new hospitals thereby creating 2.5 million additional jobs in the next 5 years, says Dr. V K Paul, Member (health), NITI Aayog. By 2024, India is also likely to attain the WHO norm of having one doctor for every thousand patients, he said.

Speaking at the launch of certificate course on ‘Specialist Training To Tackle The Burden of NCDs’ organized by FICCI, Dr. Paul added that with the improvement in the ease of doing business in the private healthcare sector, new players will enter the sector which will not only create new employment opportunities but also provide better healthcare services.

FICCI, jointly with NITI Aayog, has been working on identifying innovative alternate methods of strengthening the number of specialized doctors in India that can be scaled-up, especially for high burden diseases and conditions. In continuation to this, FICCI has partnered with ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to launch the first of its kind Diabetes Certification Course for General Practitioners (GP), considering the WHO statistics of 69.2 million Indians suffering from diabetes in 2015 and not enough endocrinologists to deliver specialized care.

Dr. V K Paul said, “The ECHO model is unique in more than one ways, but what makes this program even more unique is the partnership with the industry through FICCI”. He also highlighted that the government has made provisions to double the number of UG seats in medical education by 2024, but attaining the required number of specialist doctors is five times more difficult agenda. He further added that 80,000 PG seats will be added by 2024, with the participation of private sector healthcare providers.

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Dr. K●●●●K B●●●●M General Medicine
Then shut this bridge course bulls***
May 7, 2019Like3
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Doubling the ug seat without increasing the faculty....... will decrease quality of education n burden over the existing ones........!!!!
May 10, 2019Like3
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P●●●●v P●●●●●●r General Medicine
I don' t know why is some people so afraid of bridge course especially when there is a provision of 3 year course after 5 year of BDS which will be equal to 8 years while MBBS is 5.5 years and leave it aside if you compare BDS students from government college and a few from private ones you will find that they are way better and deserving than some general category students of government colleges, most of the reserved category students of government colleges and all of those so called doctors from private colleges.... Read more
May 12, 2019Like