Transformation of Indian Medical Education in the Last Decade, Leading to Increased Number of Doctors: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi: Amitabh Kant, the G20 Sherpa and former NITI Aayog CEO, praised the transformation in India’s medical education over the last decade. In a post on X, he highlighted the significant increase in medical colleges, undergraduate and postgraduate seats, emphasizing a brighter future for medical education in the country.

Kant pointed out that from 2013-14 to 2023-24, the number of medical colleges in India has doubled, exceeding 800. Additionally, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has approved 112 new medical colleges, contributing to a 110 per cent rise in undergraduate seats and a 118 per cent increase in postgraduate seats.

This surge in medical education is seen as a “quantum leap” by Kant, underscoring the efforts towards ensuring a more accessible future for medical education in India. The expansion of medical colleges and seats reflects a positive shift in the healthcare sector, addressing the growing demand for healthcare professionals in the country.

In February, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya shared data in Lok Sabha, stating that the doctor-population ratio in India is 1:834, surpassing the WHO standard of 1:1000. With over 13 lakh registered Allopathic doctors and 5.65 lakh Ayush doctors, India’s healthcare system is gradually progressing towards better accessibility and quality of medical services.–IANS


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