As a relief to all the medical aspirants out there, the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs has decided to increase MBBS seats in all Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals (GMCHs) by 50. This decision was taken in consideration of the proposal which aims to strengthen GMCHs. Let us explore the outcomes of inclusion 50 additional MBBS seats in GMCHs.
For the materialisation of this policy, the government will allott an amount of Rs. 60 crore to every GMCHs across India. From this 60 crore, 40 will be extended by the central government and the rest 20 will be raised by the respective state governments. This particular amount was decided on the estimation that the per head cost for the fulfilment of this initiative would be around 1.25 crore. This amount would be spent to upgrade the existing resources as increasing the intake would mean that the hostel facilities, classroom size, laboratory equipment and all would also need to be increased in accordance with the new strength.
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How Can Additional MBBS Seats Help Students?
In the state of Maharashtra alone, there are 25 GMCHs with an intake capacity of 4330 students in total. So, considering that each GMCH would be allotted 50 more seats, the number would increase to 5,500.There are a total of 6 GMCHs in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra namely Government Medical College and Hospital, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH), GMCH (Akola), GMCH (Chandrapur), GMCH (Gondia) and Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College and Hospital. The new intake of these institutes is supposed to be increased to 1000 against 700 earlier.
A similar policy was initiated a few years ago in Maharashtra under the participation of Dr Vedprakash Mishra, who was the Medical Education Secretary of Maharashtra Manisha Mhaiskar at that time. Under this policy, all the GMCHs which were running for a minimum of 10 years and had an intake capacity of 100 were granted 50 additional seats which benefited the state as a whole.
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So, knowing how fierce the competition to get into medical colleges are, this policy comes as a relief to MBBS aspirants across the country. Even though establishing the required infrastructure is going to take some time, students could look forward to the implementation of this policy by the beginning of the next academic year.
Now, this is a change towards betterment. If you wish to be well informed regarding all such happenings in the country stay connected with Leverage Edu.