shortage of doctors Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: “State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020”

The World Health Organization, Nursing Now Campaign and the International Council of Nurses released the State of World’s Nursing report. The report has been released as United Nations marks 2020 as the Year of Nurse and Midwife. Key Findings of the report There are 36.9 nurses per 10,000 people with variations in different parts of Read More…

GoI launches online Data Pool of Human Resources

On April 19, 2020, the Government of India launched Online Data Pool of Human Resources to combat COVID-19. Highlights The GoI launched online data pool at https://covidwarriors.gov.in. It includes AYUSH doctors, health care professionals, volunteers from NSS, NCC, ex-servicemen, etc. The platform consists of district wise and state wise pool of human resources. The data Read More…

Budget 2020: 99,300 crores and 3,000 crores allocated for Education and Skill Development

The Budget 2020 was presented at the Parliament under three themes. One of the themes is Aspirational India. The Education and Skills is a Sub theme of Aspirational India. The other two sub themes of Aspirational India are Agriculture, Rural Development and Irrigation Health, Water and Sanitation The GoI believes that there is a need Read More…

NITI Aayog: Link private medical colleges with district hospitals

On January 1, 2020, the Government Think Tank released its Draft “Model Concession Agreement for Setting Up Medical Colleges under Public Private Partnership” guideline document. Under the guideline the think tank has suggested Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to link private medical colleges and district hospitals. Highlights The suggestion will address the issues of limited Read More…

Dentists to be allowed to practice as General Physicians

Government’s Think tank Niti Ayog has agreed to the proposal of the Dental Council of India which had sought to allow dentists to practice as general physicians after a bridge course. The proposal was in the backdrop of the call by the Prime Minister’s office to explore unconventional methods to address the shortage of doctors Read More…