The chairman of the Board of Governors of Medical Council of India (MCI), Dr S K Sarin has lamented on the lack of specialist doctors in the country.
Speaking at the 15th convocation ceremony of the SGPGI in Lucknow on Wednesday, Dr Sarin said there was a distinct lack of interest in MBBS amongst the youth these days.
"We have maximum number of MBBS in the country, but MD and MS are less in numbers, and there are only a few specialists," he added. " On the other hand, US has 24,000 post graduates and 16,000 graduate doctors. India actually needs a reverse rocket model, but we have worked out a modality, which will be finalised soon."
143 students received their degrees at the convocation ceremony.