New Delhi: The union health ministry has signalled its intentions to go ahead with plans to introduce a cadre of rural healthcare providers through a new three-and-a-half-year BSc course in community health.
The ministry told Delhi High Court this week that it had sent a draft cabinet note on the proposed course to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for comments. This is standard procedure before the matter is sent to the cabinet.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) had earlier this month approved the curriculum for the course, drafted by a panel of experts appointed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). [Source: Telegraph]