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We Need more Doctors

  • Published
    16th Oct, 2023

Context:

The shortage of Medical graduates and lack of Government Medical colleges in India awakens to promote equity by incentivizing migration to underserved areas, prioritizing scale-friendly policies over production restrictions for sustainable growth.

Demand-Supply Discrepancy in Medical Education

  • Lack of availability: Demand for doctors surpasses availability, while seats for medical education also fall short.
  • Less doctor graduates: Despite substantial growth in medical colleges and seats, India lags behind global counterparts in doctor per population ratio.
  • Lack of Infrastructure: Small-sized medical colleges hinder scaling due to regulatory and financial constraints.

Constraints Affecting Public and Private Colleges

  • Challenges: Public and private medical colleges face scalability challenges, including faculty shortages.
  • More funds required: Government colleges offer education at lower prices but require subsidies to cover high costs.
  • Need for cost reduction of medical education: Regulatory reforms and tech integration are vital for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.

Rural-Urban Divide

  • Balancing Quality, Scale, and Equity: Competency-based curriculum aims to maintain doctor quality, influencing scalability limits.
  • Need to enhance productivity: The US model demonstrates how resource utilization and innovative teaching methods can enhance productivity.
  • Migration and urbanization of Doctors: Prioritizing equity over scale, National Medical Commission faces potential inefficiencies due to inter-state doctor migration.
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