As per information provide under RTI in an application dated 27.09.2012 No. Z.28020/34/2012-RHS/NRHM IV dated 10.10.12
As on March 2011, the total requirement of doctors at Primary Health care Centres is 23887. The sanctioned seats are 30051 out of which 26329 are filled. The vacant seats are 7246 and the shortfall is 2866 only. To clarify further 28887 Primary Health Care doctors are required in the country and 26329 are already in a position with a shortfall of 2866 only. This number is not big enough that the Government cannot think of filling later. If enough incentives are given these can be filled with no problem. The Government says that there is a shortage of 7246 doctors but that is as per sanctioned seats of 30051.The health ministry estimates that India has 650,000 registered allopathic practitioners, but the country’s doctor-to-population ratio is about 0.5 per 1000, in contrast to China’s ratio of 1.6 per 1000 people, or America’s ratio of 2.6.Some states such as Chhattisgarh have allowed AYUSH doctors to prescribe modern medicines, but sections of the medical community have long opposed the idea of allowing AYUSH degree-holders to practise allopathic medicine.
Even the health Ministry have written for registering AYUSH,HOMEO,AYURVEDIC,UNANI,SIDDHA,REKKI,ACUPRESSURE,YOGA DCTORS in MCI REGISTER FOR MBBS DOCTORS which is very un ethical.previously this ministry tried to introduce 03 YRS PRIMARY RURAL DOCTORS which has been now settled by IMA AND OTHER DOCTORS FORUM protest,now that course will run but they cannot writ DR before their name.
Now Govt to take their performance better in public doing this nasty and totally unscientific step ,next day it will change all nurses and paramedics into MBBS DOCTORS so now it is better to have 03 course for MBBS,again it will be very bad for common public but as our politician are adamant to do it so do it a slightly better way like as follows:_______
One of the suggestions is to make MBBS a 3-year course on primary care with all subjects taught but with the intention of providing primary GP medical care.For example, have only six months of basic anatomy in primary program and those who want to enter surgery get another three years of education with one year of anatomy classes linked to surgery. Why should every one learn all about advanced medicine including anatomy or physiology in MBBS?Complete skeletal anatomy should be taught only to those who opt for orthopedics post MBBS. Same is true for advanced eye anatomy.