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Costly medical studies in govt colleges is leaving Punjab short of doctors

A part of the reason why India is short of doctors is that medical education is expensive and those who have the means to acquire it either prefer to work in private health facilities or migrate

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On May 27, 2020, Punjab raised the fee for MBBS course in the state-run medical colleges by 78%, from Rs 4.4 lakh previously to Rs 7.81 lakh for the next academic session.

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Shortage of medical staff in the public health sector has been one of the impediments in India’s Covid-19 containment strategy. Insufficient health workforce, among other issues, has been a long-standing problem, particularly in government health facilities that remain overburdened and understaffed.
A part of the reason why India is short of doctors is that medical education is expensive and those who have the means to acquire it either prefer to work in private health facilities in the country or migrate overseas, said experts, citing how the increasing fees in government medical colleges in

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 11:35 AM IST

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