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Medical Education - Starting of Medical / Dental Colleges by Private organisations - Issue of Essentiality Certificate - Revised Orders issued
Health and Family Welfare Department
G.O.(2D).No.25, Health, dated 21.05.1999
In the G.O. 2nd read above, orders were issued among others framing guidelines to consider the requests of private Organisation for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical / Dental college in the State The Government have reviewed the existing guidelines and constituted a committee to suggest norms for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical / Dental college in the backward areas of the State by private organisations keeping in view of the norms of Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India, New Delhi.
2. The Government have examined the recommendations of the committee. The Ninth Plan Targets for the Doctor - Patient ratio is fixed at 1 :1000 . The present Doctor patient ratio is 1:2000. Due to the present ratio, shortage of Doctors in Rural Areas is felt . It would be prohibitively expensive to open more number of colleges in the State Sector and therefore it is decided to consider the request of the private organisation for issue of NOC to start Medical and Dental Colleges in backward areas of the State. The starting of new Institutions would also go a long way in improving the Medical facilities in these areas. A large number of students from the State are going to neighbouring States to pursue Medical studies and the students will be able to pursue their studies nearer to their homes.
3.In modification of the orders issued in the Government Order 2nd read above the Government direct the Director of Medical Education (i) to consider the requests of private organisations for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical /Dental college in the Backward / rural areas of the State and send proposals to the Government with his specific recommendation after making an Inspection by a team of Professors. The Inspection Team shall be requested to take in to with consideration of the Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India norms as mentioned in the annexure and make their specific recommendation.
ii) the issue of Essentiality Certificate shall be considered in the locations where the Government could not come forward to open new colleges in Backward areas of the State.
iii) the 100 k.ms limit from the existing college as per the existing guidelines will not be insisted upon if the proposed location is backward and rural area.
4.The Director of Medical Education shall take necessary follow up action as suggested in para 3 above.
(By Order of the Governor )
/ Forwarded By Order/