1,425 PG medical places remained vacant last year: Govt

As informed by the National Medical Commission (NMC), a total of 1,425 postgraduate places – 1,365 major specialties and 60 degrees – remained vacant in the 2020-21 academic year, Union Health said on Friday. Mansukh Mandaviya at the Lok Sabha.

The Minister of Health was answering a question about the number of places for PG medical courses that have remained vacant in the last academic year.

Further, in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Medical Education and Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, common guidance for admission into central medical education institutions, all Indian quota seats in government medical colleges and reputable universities are conducted by the Medical Council Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Government of India, Mandaviya said in response to a written question.

Similarly, for admission to state quota seats in public medical schools and all seats in private medical schools, the respective state governments organize joint boards and are responsible for filling the seats, a he declared.

Listing the measures that have been taken to ensure that PG medical seats are not left vacant, Mandaviya said that the benchmark percentile for admission to PG Diploma and Diploma courses has been reduced and that councils for all Indian quota PG (major specialty) seats increased to four. rounds from 2021.

Measures taken to further increase the availability of medical postgraduate places in the country include a centrally sponsored program for the strengthening or upgrading of existing state or central government medical schools, and a program of the central sector for the modernization of the medical faculties of the government by the construction of super specialized blocks.

In addition, undergraduate courses have been started in 19 AIIMS, DNB qualification has been recognized to be appointed faculty to address the shortage of teaching staff, DNB degree courses have been approved in eight major specialties and the teacher-to-faculty ratio students has been streamlined to increase. the number of postgraduate medical places in the country, he said.

By amending the regulations, it was made mandatory for all medical schools to start PG courses within three years from the date of their MBBS recognition or continued recognition, Mandaviya said.

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