The Mansukh Mandaviya has recently announced that within the next four years, India will have equal number of undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats.
This means that there will be one PG medical seat available for all the MBBS graduate in India and all the doctors will be able to pursue higher studies.
Announcement from the Union Health Minister has come while he was addressing the 13th annual conference of the Global Association of Physicians of Indian origin (GAPIO) in Gandhinagar.
“Eight years ago, India had 51,000 MBBS seats. Today, we have 1,00,226 under-graduate seats, and post-graduate seats grew from 34,000 to 64,000. We have set a target to make the number of MBBS UG and PG seats equal so that all our doctors get the opportunity to enrol in PG courses and get the best healthcare education,” the Minister said.
Medical Dialogues had recently reported that the as per the sources in the Central Government departments, the UG and PG medical seats in India would soon become equal in number and the gap of about 40% between the intake capacity for UG and PG medical courses would also be bridged in the next 2-3 years.