Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Measures to Strengthen Human Resource in Health Sector

The Central Government has taken various measures to strengthen the human resource in the health sector which inter alia include the following:

(i) Land requirement for setting up of medical colleges has been relaxed from 25 acres to 20 acres throughout the country.

(ii) Land requirement relaxed from 20 acres to 10 acres based on permissible FAR/FSI in the Metropolitan and “A” Grade cities viz. Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Greater Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, JaipurLucknowSuratPune, Bangalore andKanpur

(iii) Permission given to set up medical colleges in two pieces of land in the states of Bihar, ChhattisgarhJharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for a period of 5 years with certain provisions. Further, this has been extended to other States for utilisation of District hospitals by the respective State Governments.

(iv) In hilly areas, notified tribal areas, North Eastern States, Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & DiuDadra & Nagra Haveli and Lakshadweep, the land can be in two pieces at a distance of not more than 10 km.

(v) Bed occupancy has been relaxed in North Eastern States & Hill States.

(vi) Requirement of infrastructure like institution block, library, auditorium, examination hall, lecture theatres, etc. has been rationalized for optimal use.

(vii) Companies registered under the Companies Act have also been allowed to establish medical colleges.

(viii) The ratio of teachers to students has been revised depending on disciplines and availability of faculty to increase the number of specialists in the country.

(ix) In order to meet the shortage of ANM and GNM, the Government is establishing 132 ANM and 137 GNM schools in the country.

This was stated by ShGhulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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