New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has cleared introduction of the three-and-a-half-year long medical course, called BSc in Community Health. The new course is likely to be open to students who have completed Class 12 with physics, chemistry and biology.
According to MCI chairman Dr K K Talwar, this special cadre of health workers will be trained mainly in district hospitals, be placed in sub-centres or primary health centres and will be taught some module of clinical work. “We intend to introduce the course from April next year,” Dr Talwar has said.
The health ministry has been pushing for the introduction of this cadre, in order to address the shortage of doctors in rural areas. Only 26 per cent of doctors in India reside in rural areas, serving 72 per cent of India’s population. [Source: ToI]
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