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BSc (community health) programme gets clearance from the Union Cabinet

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday cleared the health ministry’s proposal to institute a three-year BSc (community health) programme that aims to help raise a cadre of public health professionals for rural areas, reports ToI.

The course that had the nomenclature of Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS) was met with objections from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the medical community.

Subsequently, the course nomenclature was changed to BSc (community health) and the process of framing the syllabus for the course was taken out of the MCI’s ambit and handed over to the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

The bachelor in community health programme will act as a bridge between auxiliary nurse midwife and a doctor and overrides the objections raised by a parliamentary panel and the MCI.

The parliamentary panel in March had said instead of creating a new pool of health professionals whose mandate and education are grey areas, there should be a compulsory one-year rural posting for fresh medical graduates to meet shortage of doctors in rural areas.

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  1. hemraj kumawat hemraj kumawat Friday, October 10, 2014

    sir i am pharmacist so i am intetested in this course so plz tell me about this course.

  2. SANJAY DUTTA SANJAY DUTTA Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Sir, I want to know which university permit the license of Bsc community Health for start of the Education at west Bengal & how much time to take for it.I Also interested to know the success city.

  3. irshan irshan Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Government should first improve rural infrastructure for health.Basically sanitation,health education,cheap health consultations,early diagnosis machinary and equipment supply also free from any political or buisness matters, i.e equal to all of us. healthy living is root measure to improve pupil health than manpower fullfillment. Manpower will continue to grow up if government will focus politically on creating vacancies for unemployed peoples in “prestigious medical field”.Thats what government is only focusing to recruit unemployed science students by luring them to work as a “Doctor” just only in 3 years.

  4. irshan irshan Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    I fully agree with you sir

  5. Dr Vikash R Keshri Dr Vikash R Keshri Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    I strongly agree with you

  6. Gskingra Gskingra Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Patients inthe rural areas deserve the same standard of care as the affluent city dwellers do.Nurse practioners are a good alternative.However one has to make sure that any mid level(as they are called in western medical care)care givers donot cross their expertise and start going into uncontrolled practice.It is India and anything can happen.Good luck.

  7. Suresh K. Sharma Suresh K. Sharma Saturday, November 16, 2013

    This will create a state of substandard pool of medical care provider because 3 1/3 years are not sufficient to lean all pre-clinical, para-clinical, clinical subjects and dynamics of social and preventive medicine…I hope rather then this new pool of healthcare professional, Government Would have followed already tested successful Western Model of “Independent Family Nurse Practitioners”. The 4 years B.Sc. Nursing and 2 years Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner would have been a sufficient time to prepare them effectively for this purpose. Research Evidences has proved that this model is better then any-other model to bridge the gap in healthcare for rural dwellers.
    Dr. Suresh K. Sharma, Prof. of Nursing
    AIIMS, Rishikesh

  8. Vikash R Keshri Vikash R Keshri Friday, November 15, 2013

    This is a welcome decision by the union cabinet. People in far flung rural area used to be on mercy of untrained quack. Now they will at least have partially trained personal to treat them.

  9. drrm drrm Friday, November 15, 2013

    Good news….
    Now we will have certified quacks……..
    Well done cabinet

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