Separate Cadre of Doctors for Rural Areas

Posted: March 13, 2013 in Current affairs
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The Government, in consultation with Medical Council of India (MCI), has prepared a course namely, Bachelor of Science (Community Health) which was earlier named as Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) course. The main objective of the proposed course is to create mid-level public health professionals who will primarily be deployed at Sub Centres and would possess the necessary public health and ambulatory care competencies to serve the rural population.

In Writ Petition (C) No. 13208 of 2009 in the matter of MeenakshiGautham and others, the petitioners have prayed the court to enforce the recommendations of the Government appointed Task Force on medical education under its National Rural Health Mission and direct the Government to introduce a short-term course for training health workers for primary healthcare in rural areas. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court while hearing the case had urged the Central Council of Health & Family Welfare to…

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