The Central Government has initiated the following measures to facilitate setting up of medical colleges to increase number of doctors/specialists in the country:
- Requirement for land, faculty, staff, bed/ bed strength, other infrastructure, etc. has been relaxed.
- Maximum intake capacity at MBBS level has been increased from 150 to 250.
- Maximum age for appointment of faculty has been enhanced from 65 to 70 years.
- Diplomate of National Board in Family Medicine (DNB) qualifications have been recognized for appointment to various faculty positions.
- Teacher – student ratio has been relaxed to increase the seats at Postgraduate level.
- The Central Government under the scheme of `Strengthening and Upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges` is providing financial support to State medical colleges to increase postgraduate seats in various disciplines or start new postgraduate medical courses.
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