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Centre approves 4,000 PG seats in medical colleges, hospitals

NEW DELHI: The Centre has approved over 4,000 Post Graduate seats in medical colleges and hospitals across the country for the academic session 2017-18, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said today.

Terming it an “all time record number”, Nadda said with this addition, the total number of Post Graduate (PG) seats available in the country will go up to 35,117.

“This will further boost our resolve to strengthen tertiary care and improve the medical education in the country,” he said while thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Health Minister’s remarks came after the Centre had announced the creation of additional 5,000 PG medical seats every year during this year’s budget with an aim to bolster availability of specialist doctors at secondary and tertiary levels.

Noting that out of the total increase, 2,046 seats are in medical colleges, Nadda said the Government had also decided to amend the teacher student ratio in clinical subjects in Government medical colleges with an aim to increase PG seats. (AGENCIES)

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