Union Health Ministry approves rural medicine course
Union Health Ministry approves rural medicine course

[This article was published in the August 2010 issue of the eHEALTH Magazine (https://www.ehealthonline.org)]

Union Health Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has approved the Bachelor for Rural Medicine Course (BRMC), giving all states the choice to adopt it. Minor changes are being made in the proposed course and the proposal has been sent to the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Doctors for the village
Doctors for the village

A two day workshop will be held in Delhi to discuss an alternative model for under-graduate medical education to create a cadre of rural doctors for the villages.

India
India

Diabetes Research Centre, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) and Medical Council of India organized a Multinational Study Group Meeting on

Budget Healthcare!
Budget Healthcare!

[This article was published in the August 2009 issue of the eHEALTH Magazine (https://www.ehealthonline.org)]

The current drought in the global economy has not had much of an impact on the growth of the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Nursing students to aid govt hospitals: Minister
Nursing students to aid govt hospitals: Minister

The Government of Karnataka will request nursing schools and colleges to spare the services of their students to help government hospitals tide over the acute shortage of staff nurses. The government will also consider requests by MLAs to set up government nursing schools or colleges in the respective areas as a permanent solution to the problem.

MCI regulations relaxed for hospitals in rural areas
MCI regulations relaxed for hospitals in rural areas

The Government has asked the Medical Council of India to revise the norms prescribed for opening of new medical colleges to enable opening of colleges in rural and under served areas, Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare told the Rajya Sabha recently.

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