About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

For Progress in Health Sector Ghulam Nabi Azad Lauds South India

by Rukmani Krishna on April 15, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Font : A-A+

 For Progress in Health Sector Ghulam Nabi Azad Lauds South India

South India was appreciated in general by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. He also appreciated Kerala in particular for the rapid strides made in the health sector and having indicators such as Mother Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR), comparable to the developed countries.

Speaking at the convocation of Kerala University of Health Services at Thrissur, Azad said it would not have been possible without the progressive outlook and leadership provided by successive State governments, irrespective of party affiliations.

Advertisement

Asking other States in emulating the best practices of these front-runner states in the health sector, he urged the rest of India to learn from them.

"The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is also considering proposals to give a boost to the medical education sector, especially increasing the intake of MBBS students, during 12th Five Year Plan, beginning this year," he stated.
Advertisement

These include: - further relaxation in infrastructure requirements for establishment of new medical colleges, formulating guidelines for allowing district hospitals to be used for establishing medical colleges on the PPP mode, increase in intake capacity from 50 or 100 seats to 100 or 150 seats respectively at UG level on completion of 10 years and compulsory posting of one year for medical graduates at primary health centres and postgraduates at community health centres as part of their internship periods.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
Long-Term Glycemic Control - A Better Measure of COVID-19 Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Health Insurance - India 

Recommended Reading
Pain Improves During First Year but Mental-health Problems Linger In Veterans
According to research, veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little ......
Health Insurance - India
Health insurance has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the non-life insurance indust...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use