In the previous eight years, medical colleges in India have grown by 67%, from 387 to 648. According to data provided by the government, there are 355 government medical institutions and 293 private medical colleges among them (MoHFW). Since 2014, the number of governc=ment medical institutions has increased by 96%, while the private sector has increased by 42%. As a result, UG and PG medical seats in the country have climbed by 87% and 105%, respectively, according to the study.
During the previous eight years, the country’s medical education system has expanded by 261 colleges. The health ministry emphasized the changes, developments, and new laws in medical education during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in a booklet titled Governance Reforms In Medical Education.
According to the booklet, the central government’s changes have opened up chances for enhancing quality, access, and equity in the supply of trained and professional health personnel.
According to the ministry, India had just 387 medical colleges in 2014, and the system was plagued with problems. There was a gap between education and health care delivery and underutilization of available resources, among other concerns. Despite an unprecedented increase in the number of UG and PG medical seats, institutions are suffering a scarcity of educators/teachers, resulting in poor-quality medical student teaching.
According to the government, investing in growing GMCs, it is guaranteeing that a greater public has access to inexpensive professional education. The expense of medical education in India, meanwhile, is soaring, according to a recent Lancet report released on October 29 this year.