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MBBS, medical PG seats in India up 80% since 2014: PM Modi

Praising Tamil language and Tamil Nadu’s contribution in producing a few of the world’s high engineers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated 11 new medical faculties and a Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) within the state and stated that there was an 80-per cent enhance within the variety of MBBS and medical PG seats in India since 2014.
Modi inaugurated the tasks just about from New Delhi.

Augmenting well being infrastructure & celebrating tradition of Tamil Nadu.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 12, 2022
Referring to the scarcity of docs within the nation, he stated that “maybe vested pursuits didn’t let earlier governments take the correct choice” and deal with this problem. He identified that entry to medical schooling is one other problem that must be addressed and stated there have been solely 387 medical faculties in India in 2014. That quantity, he identified, has elevated to 596 within the final seven years since his authorities took cost.
He stated there have been solely 82,000 MBBS and PG Medical seats in 2014, which now stands at 1.48 lakh seats — “a rise of 80 %”. He stated the variety of AIIMS hospitals has additionally elevated from seven in 2014 to 22 (variety of tasks accepted) now.
Modi stated rules to arrange medical faculties had been regularised by his authorities with out compromising high quality.
On the brand new tasks, he stated, “Perhaps it was the primary time within the nation to have inaugurations of 11 medical faculties at one stroke. I had inaugurated 9 medical faculties in Uttar Pradesh just a few days in the past, so I get to interrupt my very own document.”

Modi stated it’s “good to see that two of the medical faculties inaugurated in the present day are in aspirational districts — Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar” — which, he added, require particular consideration in improvement.
Nilgiris, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Krishnagiri and Tirupur are the opposite districts the place the medical faculties had been inaugurated.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the significance of the well being sector. The longer term belongs to societies that put money into healthcare,” he stated, referring to a number of reforms and schemes launched by his authorities in well being the sector, together with Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the community of Jan Aushadhi shops.
He stated the Ayushman Bharat infrastructure imaginative and prescient goals to handle the hole in well being infrastructure and analysis. “A help of Rs 3,000 crore shall be supplied to Tamil Nadu within the subsequent 5 years,” the Prime Minister stated. “That is to assist set up city well being and wellness centres, district public well being labs and significant care blocks throughout the state. The advantages of those for the folks of Tamil Nadu shall be immense.”
He stated, “I envision India being a vacation spot for high quality and inexpensive healthcare. India has every part wanted to grow to be a hub of medical tourism.”
He urged docs to additionally take a look at the scope of telemedicine.
Inaugurating the brand new constructing of Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Modi stated it goals to make Tamil language extra fashionable, giving a wider canvas for college students and researchers. He stated the Centre will translate the Tamil classical textual content Tirukkural into numerous Indian and international languages.
Modi stated one of many happiest moments in his life was the chance he needed to converse a couple of phrases in Tamil on the United Nations.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Okay Stalin, who attended the occasion from Chennai, thanked Modi and stated this was a day that fulfilled a long-pending dream of the state to have medical faculties in all districts. Asserting that the state has the utmost variety of medical faculties in India, he stated the 11 medical faculties and the brand new classical Tamil institute had been desires of his late father and former CM, M Karunanidhi.
Stalin stated the admission coverage of Tamil Nadu performs an necessary function within the state’s well being infrastructure and all superior well being practices it had attained. To guard this, he reminded Modi in regards to the state’s long-pending demand to get exemption from NEET examination.

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