SEATS GOT DOUBLED IN MEDICAL COLLEGES, INDIA
During the opening of a new Regional Cancer Centre at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, the Health Minister of India shared some big news. He said that in the last nine years, India has made a huge effort to improve its medical colleges and hospitals. He also promised to set up special medical units in every district of the country. These changes are going to make healthcare much better in India.
India has long faced a shortage of doctors and healthcare professionals, with a doctor-patient ratio significantly lower than the World Health Organization's recommended standard. By doubling the number of medical colleges, the government aims to produce a greater number of medical graduates, thus addressing the shortage of healthcare professionals and ensuring that medical services are more accessible to the entire population.
The Union Health Minister of India said that medical colleges have doubled in the past 9 years. He also announced a critical care unit for each district in India at the NEIGRIHMS cancer center inauguration in Shillong. Now there are a total of 1,70,000 MBBS seats in the country.
NEIGRIHMS stands for "North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences". It is a medical institute located in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. NEIGRIHMS is an autonomous institute established by the Government of India in 1987. The institute offers various medical and healthcare-related programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses, as well as providing healthcare services to the people of the northeastern region of India.