NEW DELHI, Aug 30 � Pressing for mandatory provision in the Medical Council of India (MCI), AGP has urged the Centre to take steps to increase the seats in the existing Government medical colleges of the North-Eastern Region and increase PG seats.
Participating in the discussion on the Indian Medical Council Amendment Bill, Kumar Deepak Das said that in the North-Eastern Region, people have to depend only on the Government medical colleges. But, the seats in the Government medical colleges are few while seats for PG courses have not been increased. Recently, the MCI has added 1800 seats, but only a few seats have been allotted against the colleges in the North-Eastern region.
He said the Centre needs to take positive steps for the development of dental health services in the North-Eastern region.
�We have only one dental college in Assam, whereas we need five to six more Government dental colleges, and also the private dental colleges. On the other hand, the existing dental college has only a limited number of BDS and MDS seats,� he said.
The MP also urged the Minister to take the problem seriously and adopt necessary steps to give permission to open more dental colleges in the North-Eastern Region and increase the number of seats for BDS and MDS courses.