The addition of a total of over 4,000 PG medical seats is approved by the Union Health Ministry throughout the country in various medical colleges and hospitals for the academic year 2017-18. The total number of PG medical will hype to 35,117 in India.

“Looking at the need to increase PG seats in clinical subjects, the Government had decided to amend the teacher-student ratio in clinical subjects in government medical colleges,” said Nadda adding that this move will strengthen tertiary needs and improve health education in the country.

“We have decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 Post Graduate seats per annum. In addition, steps will be taken to roll out DNB courses in big district hospitals, strengthen PG teaching in select ESI and municipal corporation hospitals and encourage reputed private hospitals to start DNB courses,” he had said.