Expect 75 new state-run medical colleges to come up by 2022. The institutes will be attached to district and referral hospitals in under-served regions that have at least 200 beds, the government said. Thus, 15,700 additional medical seats will become available for aspiring doctors under a previously-sanctioned expenditure program of ₹24,375 crore. 82 such colleges were set up in the last 5 years, union minister Prakash Javadekar said. India presently faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors: there’s just one government medic for 10,189 persons.
Establishment of 75 Government Medical Colleges announced today in Phase 3, in addition to the almost completed 82 Medical Colleges across India in the earlier phases, is bound to change the whole healthcare landscape across India.
It will not only bring quality healthcare nearer to the rural population but also give a huge boost to class C and D cities. A lot of support and ancillary activities / industry will crop up alongside creating jobs and wealth too.
It will also have a cascading effect of ensuring a better quality of life thereby attracting more people and better investments to these places.
This opening of 75 medical college is the final damage to medical profession done after NMC. Now you will find doctors in every corner of street like garbage and quality is definitely going to deteriorate. India will no longer be known for quality medical professional any more.
Elated about the investment in medical colleges. Health and education should be the top priorities of the government if we are planning for the next 50-100 years. Without a healthy and educated population, the country can neither feed itself nor defend itself in the future. We will be left buying arms and ammunition from developed countries in exchange for coal and rice.
Seventy five medical colleges are really a huge number. It will surely affect the quality of the medical education. But, the most important thing is the facilities to each college. Recently opened AIIMS and IITs are already in queue of getting facilities of their levels.
As long as quality standards of education are upheld, indeed it is a welcome move!
Will more medical colleges eventually improve patient-doctor ratio?