Community health course to create rural medicare doctor

The Indian government on Wednesday, overruled a Parliamentary Committee recommendation for scrapping a course in community health and asked the health ministry to go ahead with the scheme aimed at creating a mid-level rural health cadre of professionals.

In its meeting, the Union Cabinet is learnt to have given its nod to the Health Ministry to start a new three-year BSc community health programme that would create a new cadre of health professionals to improve the rural medicare infrastructure in the country.

The proposal has been pending for a few years now after the ministry brought out the idea of creating a new cadre of health professionals in rural areas as doctors were unwilling to serve there.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health had strongly opposed the introduction of an undergraduate community health course. The committee had instead recommended compulsory one-year rural posting for fresh medical graduates to meet the shortage of doctors in rural areas.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has been opposing its introduction vehemently.

Dr. Anil Singhal

Community health course to create rural medicare doctor
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One comment on “Community health course to create rural medicare doctor”

  1. dear all health aware reader,
    season’s greetings,
    Methinks, like other so called people facilitating programs, the BSc community health program will also prove a great milking cow for the implementors of this program. The most of pass-out medicos from the established programs, still didn’t find themselves competent enough in treating some patient, then proposed BSc community health provider up to what extant may help the general public. I want to ask a question. how much pass-outs medicos, from the customary education, knows about atypical manifestations that appear in neonates and infants? hardly 10% will reply positively. The situation of medical institutions, education and its field is grave. It requires a great revolution with honesty. otherwise, emergence of the new diseases cannot be stopped in an way.

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