Pink Revolution – Needs for Indian Health scenario

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Pink Revolution – Needs for Indian Health scenario
Pink Revolution in context to Heath is now a day talk of everybody. The meaning of Pink revolution for Health is that the affordable Health care for All.
There are lots of meaning of Pink revolution like Breast cancer awareness Champaign is also pink revolution and second mining is the modernization of India’s food particularly poultry and meat production is also known as Pink Revolution. But now the health for all is getting popular term with Pink Revolution.
The Awaaz web page is the key for this pink revolution for health sector. They have posted on web that “Let us start a PINK REVOLUTION of HEALTHCARE in INDIA, by investing 10% of GDP in public healthcare by the Govt now, from a shockingly low 1%!. Only 7 countries all round the world, spend less than we do, to look after the health of citizens! 230 Indian mothers die during childbirth, compared to 50 per 1 lakh childbirths in other BRIC countries. 66 Indian children under 5 yrs die in India, compared to 20 in other BRIC countries. Excellent facilities in hospitals, Primary Health Centres, for preventive & curative treatments, in the Government sector can and should be made possible with more funding and support. 400 million poor people need this kind of support badly and immediately. Indians have a RIGHT TO LIFE, and a RIGHT TO HEALTH is a vital part of this constitutional right. It is a duty of the Govt to provide good hospitals and medicines for all citizens now.”
So we need to help our country citizens for getting good health care. Government health system is the key for supplying services to all particularly who are poor. If government is not ready to provide the services and all services are chargeable, that means we are cheating our fellow citizens. Health and Education should be free for everybody. 400 million of our fellow citizens are living below poverty line and how will they get the health services? The BPL bench mark is 32/day INR.   1 severe or moderate illness episode in the life of these impoverished millions is enough to set them back in life even more & erase their already slim chances of improving their living conditions.
And sanitation, clean water, health education, also needs to be improved side by side with this also. A toilet in every house, clean drinking water, sewage & electricity connections to each house in India in needed now. Internet based and citizen based monitoring of spending and other controls can be implemented for effective funds utilization.
The awaaz also telling “Yes, we have to also work towards prevention of corruption in healthcare, as we do have to in other sectors. But it should not stop investment now. Corruption is not an excuse for the measly healthcare allocation that we have tolerated in india for so long. Let us all wake up and help our poor fellow citizens by this awesome step of vastly increased funding & healthcare upgradation by the Govt.”
Do visit web and join our movement

Opportunity for medical teachers - At Nepal

{ Posted on 9:29 PM by V.C.Dave }
Medical teacher is a great profession.
There are growing medical colleges in India and world level. In this scenarion lots of opening fro medical professor, associate professor and assistant professror.
Please read best opportunity at Nepal with Tax free salary

Required Professors; Associate Professor; Asst. Professor in Anatomy; Physiology; Biochemistry; Pathology; Microbiology and Community Medicine .
Desired Profile: A recognised medical postgraduate degree in the speciality with adequate teaching and research experience.
Renumerations: Professor..............85,000/= Indian Rupees/month ( Tax Free)
                        Asso. Prof............75,000/= ""        "           "        ( Tax Free)
                        Asst. Prof.............65,000/= "         "           "        ( Tax Free)
All these posts carry an increament of 1000/= Indian Rupee per year of satisfactory service.
54 days of paid annual leave. To and fro Air fare( Only for the employee) once a year from the place of residence to Pokhara and back. Where the Air travel facility is not there, first class fare will be paid on production of actuals.
Fully Furnished residential accomodation will be provided free of cost.
NOTE: Retired persons can also apply.

Those interested as Visiting faculty can also contact the undersigned.
Please mail your Resume and detailed CV at email: at the earliest.

Dr.Vijay Gupta
Medical College in Nepal ( Pokhara)

Low Cost Medical Education Overseas

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MBBS Overseas
Low Cost Medical Education Overseas

There are several destinations outside India you can try for which have low cost medical education than private medical colleges in India and certainly cheaper than Management quota seats.
Just warning or caution is that after completing MD or MBBS course from overseas colleges, students have to clear MCI test for getting registration in country. If you fail to clear this test, your degree of MBBS is not valid in India. 

1. UKRAINE: This is the country where relatively low cost medical Education for Indian students. There are 23 Medical Colleges in Ukraine. All medical schools are owned by Govt. of Ukraine. The Fees range from US $ 3000 p.a. to US $ 5000 p.a. (Rs 1.5 to 2.5 lacs pa.) In most Colleges MBBS is in English Medium. Cost of Food and Hostel and books etc will be about Rs. 80,000 to 1 lac p.a. The course takes 5 years and 10 months.

Total cost of fees + hostel + food + travel + visa etc etc is between Rs. 16 to 20 lacs payable over 5 years and 10 months. It will cost you about Rs. 5.00 lacs in the first year and 2.50 lacs p.a. for the next 5 years to study in Ukraine – approximately.

Ukraine is now part of the European Credit Transfer Scheme – bologna process. So quality of education is high. Also the colleges are giving special attention to the food and accommodation for Asian students.

2. NEPAL: There are 12 medical colleges approved by the Nepal Medical Council and 1 or 2 new ones which are started in 2009 – 2010. 3 Colleges are government colleges and seats are reserved for Nepalese citizens. The 9 private Colleges are admitting international students from India & other countries.
Colleges in Kathmandu are expensive and cost about Rs 20 to 26 lacs for Indian Students.
Medical Colleges on the border cities of India cost less - fees range from Rs. 15 to 20 lacs over 5 years. Food and Hostel in Nepal is low &l costs about Rs. 60,000 p.a. Nepal is close to India and commuting is cheap. Some colleges take the fees up front - some agree to installments. Nepal is much cheaper than Donation seats and on par with the merit seats in Indian private colleges. Many Teachers are Indian. North Indian food is available. Indians do not need a visa or a passport to travel to Nepal. It is highly recommended for Indians.

3. RUSSIA: The Best medical colleges in Russia are in Moscow and St. Petersburg. These two are now expensive as they are popular for quality medical education. Fees are in the range of US $ 6000 to 8000 par year for international students and cost of life is high in these two cities – about US $ 400 or Rs. 20,000 per month. So the numbers of Indians have reduced to go to these two cities.

Medical College in small cities of Russia are lower cost. Fees are in the range of US $ 3000 to 4000 p.a. and cost of life is in the range of Rs 1 to 1.50 lacs p.a. But Russia is known for little unrest so students and parents are requested to assess theses country medical colleges and than get admission.

Students are advise to read the: Advisory for Indian Students by Indian Embassy
Please go to the Education section on the Menu and read under the heading “Advisory for Indian Students” Just check up if the college has English medium for all 6 years or not. As in some colleges they have English medium for 3 years and Russian medium for 3 years. Many Indian students have gone to Russia - but the number is dropping of late due to increasing cost and racial violence.

4. PHILIPPINES: They admit students after 14 years of education.
The MBBS course takes about 4 years – they call it MD. So after class 12 you can go either the Philippines and do a 2 year bachelor degree and then 4 years of MBBS. Or you do 2 years of B.Sc in India and then apply for 4 years of MBBS or MD in Philippines. It will cost you about Rs 20 lacs for 4 years of MBBS there.

5. China: Fees here range from US $ 3000 to 8000 p.a. (1.5 to 4 lacs p.a.) Cost of food and hostel is Rs. 1.00 lac to 1.50 lacs per annum. Though there are over 100 medical colleges in China only 28 of them are approved by Govt. of China to admit international students in English medium course. The number of seats per college is specified - you can find this in the MCI website so ensure to go to these 28 approved colleges ONLY or your degree will NOT be recognized anywhere in the world. It will cost you between Rs.16 to 25 lacs to study in China over 6 years.

6. Germany: Education is Free in Govt Colleges but you have to study in German Medium. It will take you 8 years to complete the course.

1 year - learn German in India,
1 year - learning German in Germany & pass competency language test 6 years -MBBS.
Cost of life is expensive – it will cost you Rs. 50,000 per month to live or Rs. 6 lacs p.a. Hence most Indian students aviod Germany unless they have a relative to stay with. As the cost of life alone over 7 years comes to Rs 40 lacs and hence it makes no economic sense to go there for MBBS.

7. Slovakia: There are many medical universities in Slovakia which offer general medicine and dentistry programme to international students. Both General Medicine and Dental programmes are available for international students with a good command of English. The Faculty of Medicine is closely connected with the Teaching Hospitals in which practical education in clinical disciplines is carried out. Graduates are awarded the academic title ‘Doctor of General Medicine’ (MD) or ‘Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Duration: 6 years (MBBS) & 5-6 years (BDS)
Tuition Fee- Rs 4.25 Lac-Rs 4.86 Lac per year (depending upon University)
8. Poland: Since Poland is a member of EU, your MBBS degree will be accepted by all EU countries, without any exams or tests. GDSK is its largest university recognised by US Ministry of Education.
Duration: 6 years (MBBS) & 5-6 years (BDS)
Tuition Fee- Rs 4.25 Lac-Rs 4.86 Lac per year (depending upon Univesity)

There are many other destinations for Medical Education in the World – Romania; Georgia; Khazakastan; Belarus; Kyrgyz – all of which are former USSR Countries and very likely you will find Indian students there.

Most International Colleges have appointed agents in India who arrange for Visa, airport pick up and admission to the College etc. Some of them offer good service and some of them offer poor service. So verify the credentials of the agent before signing up with one of them.

Indian students going overseas should also visit the Medical Council of India (MCI) website – and familiarize themselves with the relevant rules which are very simple.

ELIGIBLITY TO STDY MEDICINE: MCI has prescribed that if you want to study MBBS in India OR Overseas a student has to be minimum 17 years of age as on Dec. 31 of the year of Admission and pass in class 12 with 50% in PCB average and also pass in Physics; Chemistry, Biology and English individually in class 12 Board Examination.

Check the credential of medical college on MCI web page before getting admission.
CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY: If you want to do MBBS overseas- then you go to the MCI office in New Delhi and file for a Certificate of Eligibility in the prescribed form and prescribed fee and file your class 11 and 12th mark sheet.

COMPETENCY TEST: After you do MBBS overseas & return to India and – then you need to give a competency test also known as the MCI Screening test or the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) which is conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in New Delhi. If you pass this examination then you get registration with the MCI and you can practice in India. There is No limit on the number of attempts in this exam. There is approximately 70% pass rate in the last 2-3 years. Students who have cleared this examination have said that if you study in the medical college and also prepare for the test you can clear it in the 1st attempt.

DOCTORS WORKING OVERSEAS: Students who have finished their MBBS in India or overseas can also go to many countries and practice there. There is apparently a demand for doctors in Rural Australia, Canada, Singapore and Gulf Countries. Each country has a competency test (similar to the MCI Screening Test) which you have to give. Previously many students were going to UK after PLAB - but the UK has changed its rules and now it is difficult to go there for PG or to get a working visa as they have an oversupply of doctors.
Degree valid in US, UK & India: The degrees obtained from EU nations - Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary are directly valid in California (USA), Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, India, Norway, Greece, Holland, Ireland and others EU countries.

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cost of Medical education and low budget medical education in India

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We are receiving lots of questions regarding cost of Medical education and low budget medical education in India, here we are trying to post a comprehensive report on cost of medical education in India. Please do write your comments.  

Cost of Medical admission / Low Budget Medical colleges in India
Here we are trying to explain the cost aspect of medical education in India and low budge medical admission in India and world.
Low cost Medical Education in India
Low cost Medical Education overseas

Total cost of getting MBBS degree or medical education in your Fees + Hostel + Food + Travel + Books and Pocket money etc.

Usually Hostel + Food + travel + books etc will cost you about Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 per year – so over 5 ½ years this would work out to Rs. 3 to 4 lacs over the duration of the course.

Coming to fees of MBBS course-

1. In India, Government Medical Colleges / Universities have low cost in terms of low budget of Medical Education. All Indians can apply for admission to government medical colleges owned by the Center or funded by the Center like BHU, AMU, Jipmer, AIIMS, AFMC, CMC etc. Apart from this all states have 15% seats in the State owned Colleges reserved for the CBSE Pre Medical Test clearing students – which is about 2000 seats. So if you are meritorious student and have capacity to clear such entrance go for and get admission at lowest budget. In such colleges fees are ranging from nil to maximum 75,000 per year.

2. State Govt. Medical Colleges: They are also Low cost. But you have to be a domicile of that state & sit for state PMT exam for admission to these colleges.
All Govt. Colleges in India charge fees ranging between Rs. 10,000 p.a. to Rs. 75,000 p.a. so your cost of education is really low – as this is subsidized by the Government or rather by our Tax money.

In above types of medical colleges, there are about 15,000 seats on offer per annum and there are 3-400,000 applications. Also there are reservation quotas in this category. So you have to study very hard to get one of these seats.

3. Private Medical Colleges / Universities / Deemed Universities – Seats on Merit: Private Colleges are offering their merit seats via an Examination such as Comed Karnataka, Manipal Exam, Sikkim Manipal Exam, DY Patil exam, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth etc.
Each State many have one or more Associations of Private medical and dental colleges who will conduct an exam and admit students on the basis of merit in the exam. Deemed Universities and Private Universities will conduct their own examination. So there is a multiplicity of exams for admission to private colleges in India.

Fees range from Rs. 3 to 4 lacs a year or Rs. 18 to 22 lacs over the duration of the course. This is the figure of current year 2012. The cost of medical education is raised this year almost double. Even after increasing 20 new medical colleges the students are not getting admission at lower cost in good medical colleges.
Add Rs 4 lacs for books / hostel / food etc.

So your cost of education will be Rs. 40 to 50 lacs over 5 ½ years if you get into a Private College on MERIT.

4. NRI Seats / Management quota Seats: These costs about double the merit seats. In addition to the fees the college wants an additional up front payment of Rs. 10 to 20 lacs depending on the College’s location and reputation.

The management quota fee is ranging between Rs. 35 to 45 lacs for the course. The range is depend on the type and location of college. You may get low budget management quota seats in newly establish medical college but the risk is that such colleges may shut down if management is poor. So this point you need to keep in mind.
The NRI quota is also ranging from 35000 us dollar to 75000 US dollar depending on type and location of college. The good colleges in country have waiting for NRI seats. There are many NRI students are coming to India for MBBS admission as internationally medical education in India is low budget with good quality education.

Your cost of life and food etc is extra. So only the rich can afford these seats.

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New permitted medical colleges in India- 2012

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1.                               Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and 
                        Research, Hyderabad
          2.       Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, 
3.                            NRI Institute of Medical Sciences,
                  Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College,
                        Barpeta, Assam
                  Lord Buddha Koshi Medical College and
                         Hospital, Saharsa
                  Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & 
                         Research, New Delhi
                  GMERS Medical College, 
                          Dharpur Patan
                 GMERS Medical College, 
                 GMERS Medical College, 
                 BPS Government Medical College for Women, 
                 Employees State Insurance Corporation 
                           Medical College, Bangalore
                 Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, 
                          Shimoga, Karnataka
                 Ashwini Rural Medical College, Hospital & 
                           Research Centre, Solapur
                 Institute of Medical Science and Research, 
                           Vidyagiri, Satara
                 Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, 
                 Faculty of Medical Sciences & Research,
                  Government Sivgangai Medical College, 
                 Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Medical
                             College and Associated Hospital, 
                 Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences
                 Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals, 
W. Bangal

This year Government of India, Health and Family Welfare department has permitted 20 new medical colleges in India, with this they have raised 2400 new seats in country. This is the totally new medical colleges. There are almost 10 more medical colleges where they have permitted increasing in seats.
It is great and mammoth task of the Medical Council of India for this year. They have conducted large number of inspections in all over country and finally decided to give permission these 20 new medical colleges.  Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat state have got three new medical colleges.