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Have sought approval of additional 800 MBBS seats this year: Tamil Nadu Health Minister

Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said this is in addition to the MCI's approval to admit 850 students in the MBBS course in seven new medical colleges in the State.
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Ramakrishna hospital, Raipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Speed up NEET, bring in MBBS students — how doctors can be helped after 1 year of Covid duty

If students had already taken the NEET exam, it could have injected a dedicated pool of young doctors into hospitals at this time.
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PM Modi discusses steps to incentivise medical, nursing students to join Covid duty

The review meeting took place amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed due to the surge in the Covid cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad give a thumbs-up claiming victory over Covid-19 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Can’t shorten further’ — medical experts say cutting MBBS course duration will hurt quality

In a report to the government, a Group of Ministers has recommended shortening the five-and-a-half-year MBBS course by a year.
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Cut MBBS course to 4.5 years including internship, ministers’ panel suggests

GoM on health has also recommended two-year mandatory rural posting of doctors before awarding them MBBS degrees.
Covid-19 testing at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Despite doctors’ objections, Delhi govt hospitals prepare to hire MBBS students for Covid duty

Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association objected to Delhi govt’s 18 November order that asked hospitals to engage medical students, interns to assist Covid doctors.
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Govt to reserve 5 MBBS seats for children of Covid warriors under central pool

The selection will be made by the Medical Council Committee through online application on the basis of NEET-2020 rank. The state and UT govt will certify the eligibility.
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Bring back the family doctor. India has too many specialists

Every town and city in India has a multi-speciality clinic or hospital. But where are our family physicians who can tell us ‘go to the doctor’?
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All PG medical students will now get a 3-month mandatory posting at district hospitals

Officials say the move will ensure there are more specialists in district hospitals., and will also help PG students understand the district health system better.
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India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.