Here is grand news to rejoice for all the medical aspirants in the nation!
Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare has recently announced that the government will increase the Medical Seats intake by 10,000 from 2017 through the NEET exam.
While addressing the Second Healthcare Summit-Rajasthan 2016 in Jaipur, he announced that the Government will be adding nearly 10,000 medical seats across 58 identified Medical Colleges in the nation through upgradation of their infrastructure within the next one year.
The Minister stated that the Ministry is putting in all efforts to furnish Medical and Health services to the public. He further stated that efficient services are being made accessible to the public through the utilization of IT.
With the addition of seats, the total number of Undergraduate Medical seats may go up to 67,000 by the academic session 2017-18.
Presently, there are nearly 57,000 Medical seats in the country wherein 28,000 seats fall under the ambit of Government Colleges while the remaining 29,000 fall under the scope of Private Medical Colleges.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had scrapped the Counseling process of Private Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh.
The bench has stated that the Counseling process will be centralized and conducted afresh providing one week time to the State Government to complete the Counseling process for Private as well as Government Medical Colleges.
The bench further stated that two representatives from Private Medical Colleges will also attend the Centralized Counseling round.
The Court’s decision came in response to a contempt petition filed by the Madhya Pradesh government.
The plea had alleged that Private Medical Colleges were denying to admit students despite the fact that students were eligible for admission based on their NEET score.
The plea also stated that Private Medical Colleges were determined to proceed with their own counseling procedure for Medical admissions.
Later, Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister had announced that the Ministry welcomed the order of the Supreme Court pertaining to NEET admission and added that the orders for Medical Counseling in Maharashtra and other states are anticipated soon.