English Release 18-June 2013
- Prime Minister's Office
- PM assures all assistance for rescue and relief operations in flood affected Uttarakhand
- Min of Agriculture
- Shri Pawar Calls for Strengthening International Research Institutions, Sharing Knowledge
- Min of Defence
- First C 17 Touches Down in India
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- Ministry of Finance
India Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for
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- Finance Minister Launches Maiden infrastructure Debt fund (IDF) Scheme of IIFCL Mutual Fund for Catalysing Investment in Infrastructure Sector; FM for Mobilsation of Resources From Insurance and Pension Sector for IDFs
- Min of Home Affairs
- Encounter between CPI (Maoist) and Security Forces in Jharkhand
- Rescue & Relief Operations in Flood Affected Areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh
- Min of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
- Girija Vyas takes charge as New Minister for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
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- I&B Minister and Chinese Information Minister inaugurate Chinese Film Festival
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- Shish Ram Ola Takes over as New Union Minister Labour and Employment Minister
- Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- International crude oil price of Indian Basket increases 104.15/US$ bbl on 17.6.2013
- Ministry of Railways
- Indian Railways Carry 171.91 Million Tonnes of Freight During April – May 2013
- Min of Road Transport & Highways
New Materials and Technology to be used for Road Construction
Shri Oscar Farnandes is New Minister for Road Transport and Highways
- Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
Shri Manikrao H. Gavit Takes Charge as Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment
- Ministry of Tourism
Turkish Ambassador Calls on Tourism Minister
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- Harish Rawat Expresses Satisfaction Over the Rescue Operation and Relief Works in the Flood Affected Areas
- Planning Commission
- Gujarat Plan for 2013-14 Finalized
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare29-November, 2011 17:14 IST
|Doctor-Patient Ratio in the Country|
| As per information furnished by Medical Council of India (MCI), the total number of doctors registered (allopathic) in the country till 31st July, 2011, is 8,56,065 out of which approximately six lac are presently active practitioners. The current doctor-population ratio has been worked out to be approximately 1:2000. |
A large number of steps have been taken to address shortage of doctors, specialists and faculty in the country:
1. The norms for setting up of a medical college in terms of requirement for land, faculty, staff, bed/ bed strength and other infrastructure have been relaxed.
2. Teacher-student ratio has been relaxed to increase the seats at Postgraduate level.
3. DNB qualifications have been recognized for appointment to various faculty posts in medical colleges.
4. Maximum intake capacity at MBBS level has been increased from 150 to 250.
5. Maximum age for appointment of faculty has been enhanced from 65 to 70 years.
6. 46 new medical colleges have been set up between 2009-11.
7. Under the scheme of `Strengthening and Upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges`, financial support to State medical colleges is being provided to increase postgraduate seats in various disciplines or start new postgraduate medical courses.
This information was laid by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :77859)