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NITI Aayog recommends opening of 187 medical colleges by 2022

Chennai: The NITI Aayog has recommended opening of 187 medical colleges in the country by 2022, according to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

“The country needs 10.5 lakh doctors but we have only 6.50 lakh physicians. Presently, there is one doctor per 1,700 people in India. However, according to the WHO norms it should be one doctor per 1,000 people,” said Naidu.

Naidu said the number of doctors available per 10,000 people is more than 20 in developed countries, whereas in India it is just six. “India should also aim at having one doctor for every 1,000 people,” the minister said.

On the number of women MBBS students taking up postgraduate courses, Naidu said it is comparatively low at 51%. He was addressing the 25th convocation ceremony at Sri Ramachandra University here on Sunday, reports

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  1. Dr Ramesh Vardhan Dr Ramesh Vardhan Monday, April 24, 2017

    First of all , let the government of India APPOINT Judges to clear long pending rather rusting , rotting , long pending files covered with DIRTY dust . The age old saying , which is holds good even today. ” JUSTICE DELAYED IS IS JUSTICE DENIED” Million of our citizens have died in an expectation of JUSTICE , and another Thousands more have committed suicide due to undue delay in getting Judgement. Comming back to scarcity of Doctors , we have more than required Praticeners to bugger up the CASES . This is a country any body can get any dam thing with Valid Proscription. Because of which India become a Epicenter for creating all sorts of MEDICAL Problems starting Multidrug resistance Tuberculosis to World highest number Disabled children. Due very poor health standard , we are at Top of all the Bad things including Happiness INDEX. The list can go on and on …….let me call it day . So that other’s can come forward to support or to oppose my views with their knowledge Valuable time.

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