On Thursday, Union Health Minister J P Nadda in an official statement said that with this development, the total number of PG seats available in the country will go up to over 35 thousand. He said, this will further boost nations resolve to strengthen tertiary care and improve the medical education in the country.
Nadda said, looking at the need to increase PG seats in clinical subjects, the government had decided to amend the teacher student ratio in clinical subjects in government medical colleges. He said, this change alone has resulted in the creation of one thousand 137 extra seats in 71 colleges.
The Health Minister’s remarks came after the Centre had announced the creation of additional 5,000 PG medical seats every year during this year’s budget with an aim to bolster availability of specialist doctors at secondary and tertiary levels.
He said, the budget announcement of adding five thousand PG medical seats in the country is likely to be achieved soon.