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Health ministry to go ahead with plans to introduce BSc (Community Health) course

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]

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6 Comments

  1. Gulshan Nabi Azad Gulshan Nabi Azad Monday, July 29, 2013

    If govt. Will start the course then rural people will get benefited. Mainly in inaccessible areas & remote areas there have no doctors so still traditional systems are rhunning regarding the medical health.moreover home birth attendent is still going on.so I will apeal to govt. to introuduce this course very shortly.

  2. Gulshan Nabi Azad Gulshan Nabi Azad Monday, July 29, 2013

    If govt. Will start the course then rural people will get benefited. Mainly in inaccessible areas & remote areas there have no doctors so still traditional systems running regarding the medical health.moreover home birth attendent is still going on.so I will apeal to govt. to introuduce this course very shortly.

  3. kumar chandan jyoti kumar chandan jyoti Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Govt should start d short course immediately,otherwise I will file a PIL against central govt at supreme court for negelecting d delhi high court.

  4. Pavani M Pavani M Sunday, June 2, 2013

    This move is against allopathic doctors by the central health ministry is bound to backfire.The villages are already infested by quacks and if government introduces BSc as a substitute for MBBS,the rural health will suffer further.This move by the central health ministry shows that they want to downgrade medical profession further.

  5. Dr. Naresh Dalal Dr. Naresh Dalal Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Why the government is adamant about starting new medical course, what may be the name, despite stiff opposition from the medical fraternity. If the government is really intended to extend quality healthcare services to the rural population it may empower non- MBBS institutionally qualified doctors by saving a lot of spending of resources. The health ministry should consider demands of this untouchable, worthless and unemployed large cache.

  6. Lalji Verma Lalji Verma Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Welcome initiative, despite the illogical disapproval by the standing parliamentary committee. But once again my old point about reviving LMP cadre remains an issue to be given a thought.

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