Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) and National exit exam : News

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3-yr 'hands-on' syllabus for rural medicos
(TNN : Shobha John & Rema Nagarajan)

The syllabus for the three-year course for rural medical
practitioners is ready. It promises to do away with what's
"unnecessary" in the four-and-a-half-year MBBS course and
prepare "hands-on" doctors at the primary level.  The course is
called the Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC). The Medical
Council of India (MCI), which has prepared the syllabus, has
differentiated between BRHC and MBBS doctors by not allowing
the former to use the prefix 'Dr' to their name. Instead, they will
have BRHC suffixed to their name.


This, according to Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, member, board of
governors of MCI, will assuage the fears of the Indian Medical
Association which has been up in arms, fearing this move will
trample on the toes of MBBS doctors. "This new category will be
drawn from 10+2 students from rural areas/districts and 25 will
be chosen district-wise after an exam. They will be trained at
community colleges by practicing or retired doctors from nearby
district hospitals. Their practice will be confined to that area and
registration will be for one year only," he said. The course will
include 10 things: Community medicine, internal medicine,
pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology,
ophthalmology, ENT, radio-diagnosis and dentistry. It will be
divided into three phases.  In the first, students will study the
health problems of the community, basic principles of diagnosis
and prevention of common rural aliments such as malaria, anemia,
hookworm, kala-az ar, TB and diarrhoea. Phase II w ll involve
taking patient history, basic clinical examination and management
of diseases. They will be tied up with national health programmes.
Phase III will deal with training to prevent basic health problems.
The curriculum will do away with many unnecessary aspects in the
MBBS course such as in pharmacy and anatomy.

Doctors will now have to register in all states they practice (DNA News)

Medical Council of India (MCI) is planning to introduce a new
registration system for doctors. As per the proposal, a doctor
practicing in multiple states will have to register in all those states
simultaneously, unlike now when a single registration is enough to
practice anywhere in the country. “This means doctors practicing in
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh will have to be registered in
all three states simultaneously, irrespective of the place they got their
degrees from. This will give us a better idea about availability of
doctors in a state,” Sita Naik, a member of MCI’s board of governors,
said.Similarly, all doctors will have to keep state medical councils
updated about the higher degrees, such as post-graduation, they

National exit exam

The health ministry is considering another MCI proposal to introduce
a national exit examination for medical professionals to ascertain if they
are suitable to practice as doctors. It will be a qualifying examination in
each discipline of health for those who want to practice in more than one
state. It will evaluate the outcome of training and proficiency attained
after the completion of graduate or postgraduate medical courses.

16 Response to "Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) and National exit exam : News"

Heartiest Congratulations to Honorable Health Minister and Board of Governors to start the BRHC course which is going to be a milestone in history of medicine OF India improving rural health care services and stepping stone towards acheiving the health for all and Millennium Developmental Goals of UN.
There should be no negative impact, in a democratic country it is better to have rural health service supported by sound , scientific evidence based medicine practices rather than having no health care or allowing the UNQUALIFIED QUACKS to mushroom and then developing a BLAME CULTURE by medical organizations.
The only concern is that the QUALITY of the course which has to be taken care of Community Medicine/Public Health discipline who should be given task for managerial aspects of the implementation of the course and regular evaluation is done to update.
With all the best wishes!
Dr. Neeraj Bedi
Associate Professor cum Medical Superintendent,
Community Medicine, Gandhi Medical College,

This is very good,i hope it is working...........

I feel that this BRHC COURSE Should be Available to all the RURAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS recognised by
Government of Andhra Pradesh - S. Krishna Murthy, Rural medical Practitioner, Warangal, AP.

i thik this course willbe very userful for students who studied their education in rural are

I think this course will be very useful for students who had completed their education in rural are and also very helpful to the people of rural are.Because they are not having sufficent medical treatment in Government doctors so this would be alternate for the people

all medical community should stand united to stop BRCH course, as they are making quakes instead of doctors.

There is no need of such course as 7.5 Lakh AYUSH DOCTORS are already servicing India's Health Care very efficiently.

We have not taken admissions to different AYUSH Courses like BAMS/BUMS/BSMS/BHMS out of love for Ayurveda/Unani/Homeopathy but because we missed admission to MBBS by fraction of points & we could not afford the hefty fees of private medical colleges,so..

AYUSH DOCTORS should be considered as victims of Corrupt & illogical Medical Education System of India & should be given fair opportunity to prove themselves.

We demand to enroll AYUSH DOCTORS in main stream medicine by providing us refreshing course through CME Centers at District & Tehsil level.The CME Centers should be provided with latest technology like video conferencing. Our suggested module will also help in strengthening the infrastructure of Health Care System.& the expenditure on this project will be far less than the expenditure on proposed course.

National Integrated Medical Association,

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there is no need of such type of course , there are already too many doctors who are not posted permanently in government hospital. first appoint the doctors which are available here like mbbs, bds , bams , bhms , bums ..i hope there are many doctors available here by joining them , no post of doctor will be vacant either in rural or in urban area

मुझे लगता है कि इस BRHC पाठक्रम होना चाहिए सभी ग्रामीण चिकित्सा द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त चिकित्सकों के लिए उपलब् ho. sarkar ko chlu kare.jise berojgari kam ho aur bimari kamho.

even though there are ayush doctors only rural medical practitioners are serving in villages mostly and ayush doctors are mostly not available in rural areas.
only in practical rural medical practitioners are doing service so this course should be made availabe to Rural medical practitioners(RMP)

Govt.experiment 4 B.R.H.C Will not able to succeed untill all d vacant doctors seats fullfil permanently.
doctors on contract must be permanent on job.
Jobless Ayush doctors should be involve in mainstream.
Dr. xaigham khan.

if i can practice in the market, after completing the BRHC course. when will application form available.

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Dear Friends
Ready with BRHC course soon will be start. Court asking MOH for delay and MOH replied delay is due to MCI not MOH. So MCI will soon finalize the curriculum and it will start.

absolutely the course is invitable in our country, firstly the govts has to give an opportunity to all allopathic paramedics to do the course, then only we can see instant results as they already done some of the BRHC syllabus in their diploma studies.

BRHC is a good Initiative by the Government of India,Congratulations.It is better to have qualified practitioners trained by Institutions and recognized by the Govt rather than quakes who spend couple of years with Qualified doctors and start their own practice in the is really dangerous. well done looking forward to see the health of Indian being taken care of.

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