November 04, 2010

Now medical colleges on Public Private Partnership model

In a decision that will radically change medical education in the country, the Medical Council of India ( MCI) gave its go-ahead to upgrade district hospitals to medical colleges across the country.

The apex body told the Union health ministry to relax norms for starting new medical colleges in areas with poor healthcare access and limited seats to study medicine. About 100 colleges will come up in the next two years.

Currently, 64% of colleges are in western and southern India and 54% are in private hands. The decision to start colleges in PPP models is designed to fight the shortage of doctors. "Most district hospitals already have 200-500 beds and by roping in private players, medical colleges can also be set up," a member said.

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Bipin Kumar said...

It is really a good news! Let us see, what comes out.

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