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Every district in India will have a medical college within next five years

Discussion in 'World Economy' started by BlueOval, Aug 30, 2011.

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  1. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    In order to bring down the shortage of doctors and improve healthcare services at the minutest level, the government is planning to have medical colleges in each district.

    It has plans to convert district hospitals into training institute the paramedical personnel as well.

    Besides, the government also plans to integrate AYUSH doctors and have capacity building programmes for other traditional healthcare providers such as Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs) and Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) so that traditional care practices and local remedies are encouraged.

    Health ministry sources indicated that the AYUSH doctors may be trained further to handle normal chidbirth cases in remote areas.

    They will also be trained to take care of serious medical cases so that the patient is stabilised before he/she is sent to bigger hospital. Ministry officials said that this help will bring down maternal and infant mortalities.

    Expressing concerns over the low density of doctors and paramedical staff in India the Planning Commission’s approach paper for the 12th Five Year Plan, has prescribed drastic reforms to improve healthcare.

    As of now medical colleges are concentrated in only 193 districts of the country that have 640 medical colleges among them. The rest 447 districts do not have any medical college.

    Against 335 colleges, there are about 319 Auxiliary nurses and midwives (ANM) training schools, 49 health and family welfare training schools and only 34 LHV (Lady Health Visitor) schools.

    The present doctor patient ratio 0.6 per 1000 while the ratio of health workers (including midwives, nurses etc) is 2.5 per 1000.

    “To fill the gap in training needs of paramedical professionals, the 12th Plan proposes to develop each of the district hospitals into knowledge centres, and 4,535 CHCs into training institutions,â€￾ says the Planning Commission report.

    The government has already begun work on six All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) -like medical institutions in different states.

    The government has so far released Rs847 crore for the purpose. These AIIMS like institutions are coming up in Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttarakhand (Rishikesh) under the first phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana .

    Over the last three years, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had announced to increase about 5,000 post graduate seats in medical colleges across the country in order to increase in the number of specialist doctors.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...edical-college-within-next-five-years_1581100
     
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  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    its really good it will improve the health of Indians and HDI of India
     
  3. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Good Initiative but practically not possible. Even land acquisition in all the districts will take more than 5 years.
     
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    This Is Good News !!This Will Benefit Villages and many Districts Since Less No of Doctors Leads to Shortage of Helathcare Services in many Villages

    Even Many New Engineering Colleges and Medical Colleges have Come up here In Maharashtra in Last 10 years,This was Not the case some 10 years Back when There were Few Engg And Medical Colleges....Good For India on the Front of Education.

    Also , Quality of Education Needs to be Improved
     
  5. Kronus

    Kronus Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    This mission is useless. None of the doctors don't want to work in villages and will flee as soon as they qualify the exams. Government should tighten the norms for acquiring doctor-ship by including a compulsory term in villages after passing out etc. rather than going in for unrealistic projects.
     
  6. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Its a matter of demand and Supply....the demand for doctors is more than the supply...so they get an opportunity to move freely in the marketplace.......on top of that there are not many hospitals in country that would provide Doctors opportunities and infrastructure that helps them grow .....if this move provides enough infrastructure other things can be managed easily.
     
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