MBBS seats have been increased to address shortage of doctors: J&K LG
DODA, FEBRUARY 27: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, and Union MoS, PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today inaugurated the 1st Academic batch of 100 MBBS students of Government Medical College, Doda.
Addressing the gathering through virtual mode, the Lt Governor congratulated the aspiring doctors and advised them to serve humanity and imbibe the spirit of selflessness.
Speaking on the efforts being made by the UT Government for the development of the health sector, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government is taking several reformative measures for the advancement and upgradation of health infrastructure, besides providing affordable healthcare services to all.
We are determined to fulfil the vision of a new & healthy J&K, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor maintained that with the formation of five new medical colleges, 500 additional MBBS seats have been added this year, and their number has now doubled in Government Medical College, out of which 85 seats are reserved for financially weaker sections.
To overcome the shortage of post-graduate doctors and to prepare specialists at that level, our Health Department has also started Diploma of National Board Courses in the new and old medical colleges of the districts, which will increase at least 250 seats, added the Lt Governor.