The cabinet committee has approved the health ministry's proposal to increase the total number of MBBS seats in the government medical college by the number 10,000.Here at present the Government colleges in India have around 2,500 MBBS seats.
The extra assertion of one MBBS seat will cost Upto Rs 1.20 crores and the government will also be spending the whooping of Rs 100 billion to offer 10,000 new MBBS seats to the students. And out of this an amount of Rs 75 billion will be provided by the center and the remaining Rs 25 billion shares will be provided by the state and the union territories.
This initiative will be taken under the government of India to reduce the doctor to patient ratio from the current 1:2000 to have one doctor for every thousand patients.
Here the government feels that by increasing the number of MBBS Seats they will get more doctors to practice in the remote areas and the people in the small places also will gain the access to good medical treatment and no need for them to travel to far places. There are various specializations also provided in the medical colleges.
As per the sources this is the one of the largest increase ever made in the number of MBBS seats on offer in the country.
In the first week of January 2014 the government had approved another proposal that is made by the health ministry to upgrade the district hospitals and also set up the 58 more medical colleges in various states.
As per the medical council of India there are also 381 medical colleges in the country that offer close to 50,000 MBBS seats.
This will result in an increase of about 10,000 seats at the total cost of Rs 100 billion with the proposed central assistance share of Rs 75 billion and the state/union territory share of Rs 25 billion.
The funding pattern will be 90:10 by the central and the state government respectively for the north eastern states and the special category states and in the ratio of 70:30 for the other states.