WMA seminar "Human resources for health",
8-9 March 2009, Dr. Ketan Desai, President-Medical Council of India

COPING WITH...
How do we Address it?

 Disclosure
 Exposure
 Education
Disclosure

 India has a pool of 7,00,000 doctors of
  Modern Medicine- 2nd Largest in the world
 Doctor population rati...
Disclosure
                         Population


Huge Urban Rural
                                      Rural Areas
divide...
Exposure
 Vertical and horizontal expansion of medical
  colleges
                                     1154
   1200

   1...
Exposure
 The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 was
  amended in 1993 along with several
  regulations on Minimum Requirem...
Exposure

     Reduction in the requirement of beds for a
      medical college without sacrificing quality of
      clin...
Exposure

Out of 131 colleges      Colleges
opened in 15 years
period between 1993                 Semi Urban,
to 2008, as...
Exposure
 Further Regulations were amended by the
  Council in 2008
   Unitary plots of 25 acres were difficult to be
  ...
Education
 Teacher student ratio relaxed to 1:2 in case of
  Professor from 1:1
 Institute would add 10 beds to increase...
Education
     Contributions of Indian Medical
              Association
                                                 ...
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COPING WITH SHORTAGES EXPERIENCE OF INDIA
WMA seminar "Human resources for health",
8-9 March 2009, Dr. Ketan Desai, President-Medical Council of India

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Coping With Shortages Experience Of India

  1. 1. WMA seminar "Human resources for health", 8-9 March 2009, Dr. Ketan Desai, President-Medical Council of India COPING WITH SHORTAGES EXPERIENCE OF INDIA
  2. 2. How do we Address it?  Disclosure  Exposure  Education
  3. 3. Disclosure  India has a pool of 7,00,000 doctors of Modern Medicine- 2nd Largest in the world  Doctor population ratio is 60:1,00,000  Below that of developed countries like USA, UK & Australia  If the attributed doctor population ratio is taken at 100:1,00,000 there would still be an additional requirement of 4,00,000 doctors
  4. 4. Disclosure Population Huge Urban Rural Rural Areas divide- 70% population Urban Areas lives in Rural areas Manpower 30% Medical manpower available in Medical Manpower Rural areas (Rural) Medical Manpower (Urban)
  5. 5. Exposure  Vertical and horizontal expansion of medical colleges 1154 1200 1000 875 Estimated Population 800 (Million) 600 Medical Colleges 360 400 Ratio (No. of Medical 200 Colleges/million) 0.064 0.17 0.25 0 1947 1993 2008
  6. 6. Exposure  The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 was amended in 1993 along with several regulations on Minimum Requirements in medical colleges to regulate the Medical Education in the country  Availability of unitary plot of land of 25 acres - Resulted in opening of new medical colleges and Tertiary healthcare facilities in Rural Areas which did not exist before  Helped graduates from rural surrounding to settle there once graduated
  7. 7. Exposure  Reduction in the requirement of beds for a medical college without sacrificing quality of clinical education  Hospital buildings were permitted to rise from 3- 4 storey to 10-12 storey-which resulted in low cost of infrastructure  All the above measures helped in establishment of more Medical Colleges throughout the country
  8. 8. Exposure Out of 131 colleges Colleges opened in 15 years period between 1993 Semi Urban, to 2008, as many as 97 District, Taluka Head were in Semi Urban, Quarters, District, Taluka Rural Areas Urban Headquarters and in Rural areas
  9. 9. Exposure  Further Regulations were amended by the Council in 2008  Unitary plots of 25 acres were difficult to be acquired in urban areas having population more than 25 lac and in hilly & tribal areas-this condition was relaxed wherein college could be setup in 2 pieces of land  Companies/Corporate were also permitted to establish a medical college  Reduction in Teaching faculty requirement by 20% in Pre and Para-Clinical subjects  Reduction in infrastructure requirement
  10. 10. Education  Teacher student ratio relaxed to 1:2 in case of Professor from 1:1  Institute would add 10 beds to increase the availability of postgraduate seats without sacrificing the quality of bed side teaching  The Medical Council of India has amended - that at least 50% of the seats in postgraduate diploma courses should only be reserved for those who have completed a specified minimum period of service in rural areas
  11. 11. Education Contributions of Indian Medical Association “Aao Gaon Chale” IMA College of AKN Sinha Institute of General practitioners - which means “Let Us Medical Education and go to the Villages” Medical education Research for Doctors visit villages in program for family Postgraduate Certificate their spare time. courses in the form of physicians dealing with Implemented distant learning all sorts of medical successfully in 500 program emergencies in rural villages benefiting and backward areas. more than 1 lac people
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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