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Health Ministry Approves New 3.5 yr Course for Village Health Officers

In a bid to meet shortage of doctors in rural India, the Health Ministry today has approved a new 3.5 year course to create a cadre of community health officers for delivering basic medicare services in villages.

Christened as “BSC in Community Health”, the course would be imparted through Medical Council of India (MCI) recognised rural health schools to be set up in villages in conjunction with sistrict hospitals.

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