Eight new diploma courses in healthcare approved for remote and rural areas
In view of the acute shortage of medical professionals in remote and rural areas of the country during the Coronavirus crisis, the Central Government introduced eight new diploma courses.
New Delhi: During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, there was a huge shortage of healthcare professionals in remote and rural areas of the country. In view of this, the Central Government has approved eight new diploma courses in various departments of medicine.
The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister said Sunday that a notification in this regard was issued a few days ago. These courses will be offered after MBBS and its equivalent degrees. New courses identified include the branches of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology and TB and Chest Disease.
The notification states that the Central Government, in the exercise of the powers vested in it under section 11 (sub-section 2) of the Medical Council of India Act, 1956, in consultation with the Governing Board constituted after the Medical Council of India, in the first section of the Act The new course is approved. The new course has been approved by the National Board of Examinations.