Doctors are God on earth as they are the saviour of human beings. But these days country is facing the severe shortage of doctors. Therefore, to minimise the shortage, the government of India has announced that all medical colleges will have to start the post-graduate (PG) courses from a 2020-21 academic year. Also, new ones within three years of receiving recognition to run undergraduate (UG) courses.
The decision might add over 10,000 post-graduate seats in the upcoming four years.
Those colleges who will not follow the instruction given by the government might lose their recognition. The norms will be amended to the Medical Council of India's post-graduate medical education regulations (PGMER) 2000 that will be notified on Thursday. Well, all the norms and regulations are the part of the ministry of health and family welfare amendment.
However, India has about 38,000 postgraduate seats for about 68,000 MBBS graduates who are willing to take admission in medical colleges every year.
The new regulation will be applicable to both private and government medical colleges in India.
As per the senior health ministry official, ' There are various medical colleges in which only undergraduate courses and also wasting the wasting valuable resources. It is more prudent to make use of the existing infrastructure than invest in building expensive new colleges.'
However, the experts have appreciated the move taken by the government but also warned to monitor the quality of doctors whether it will be fruitful for the country or not.