Taking a serious note of the manpower crunch in government medical colleges across the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday (May 15) issued directives to the Medical Education Ministry asking it to increase the staff capacity in medical colleges.
Fadnavis has also asked the department to fill the medical staff i.e. professors and students, as per the availability of beds in the hospital. The aim is to provide better health-care facilities for patients and to reduce stress on doctors and professors.
Speaking on the issue, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “The state government is committed to provide better healthcare services to patients and to reduce stress on the doctors. The chief minister has issued the orders now, and being the minister, I will personally see to the follow-up so that implementation can be done properly and within the time limit set by the chief minister.”
As per Medical Council of India guidelines, government colleges with capacity of 100 beds, 200 students should be there. But, in Maharashtra, number of beds in government colleges is more than the number of students.
To put an end to this disparity, Fadnavis asked the state to prepare and submit a report of steps taken within three months.