The Times Of India on March 25, 2018 09:51:49 The doctors in the rural India of the time were the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system.
A century ago, the doctors had been in charge of feeding and caring for millions of patients and delivering medical supplies.
Now, they are the ones with the job of administering care in the 21st century, as the Indian Medical Association prepares to formally launch its new curriculum for medical students.
The curriculum is expected to prepare doctors to take over the reins of health care in India, the world’s biggest economy, after a decade of transition that has seen India transform from a manufacturing powerhouse to a consumer of healthcare and the global economy.
As the country moves to a digital age, the focus of the new curriculum is to prepare the students to take on a new role: As an informatic medical assistant.
In a country that is home to a staggering 2.4 billion people, the shortage of doctors is particularly acute.
In recent years, the government has mandated that medical schools and other training institutions should recruit doctors in large numbers.
The process has seen a spike in applications from foreign doctors looking to enter India.
The demand is so high that medical colleges in the country are also expanding, and the government is working to ensure the best-trained doctors.
To address the shortage, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has launched a program to train 2.5 million doctors to be medical assistants.
The MCI, which is an umbrella body that includes the medical colleges and universities, is looking to train more than 4 million doctors in India by 2022, according to the Medical Education and Research Institute of India, which has been running the program since its inception in 2004.
The program has faced resistance from some of the country’s biggest medical colleges, which argue that it is unnecessary and could dilute the quality of medical education in India.
In the past few years, a number of the biggest medical institutions, including the University of Medical Sciences of India and the Medical University of India have been struggling to recruit doctors, citing a shortage of qualified doctors.
The MCI is trying to address this by adding two additional courses.
The first is a certification course for the most experienced medical assistant, which the college has named the Advanced Medical Assistants Certificate.
The second course is an intensive one that would take around 12 weeks of coursework.
The medical college has also started offering a two-year course to train the most capable doctors.
The course will be offered in two phases.
The more advanced course, known as Advanced Medical Assistant II, is a four-year program that will be taught in the first year of the program.
The next phase, which will be a two year course, is expected in the second year.
The college’s website says the medical assistant program is a “game changer” that will provide the Indian medical community with more medical practitioners.
It says it is expected that over 100,000 doctors from different disciplines will participate in the program, which also will train more students.
It is expected more than 80,000 of them will go into the medical profession, the college says.
Actors and film stars who have been part of the medical industry for decades will also be part of this initiative.
The doctors who have appeared in the movies of the past are expected to be among the first to take part.
“The medical profession is the backbone, the backbone is the profession, and now the medical academy is taking the initiative to teach the profession the importance of information technology and digitalization, to train them in digital technology, to have a medical doctor that has the capacity to be the digital assistant of the Indian society,” said Sanjay Kumar, the MCI president.
Dr. Ramesh Kalsaraj, the president of the Medical Academy of India who will be taking over the helm of the academy after the death of Dr. K. Chandrasekhar, the founder of the institution, said the academy will focus on educating medical students to become the future leaders of India’s healthcare.
He said the program is part of a wider effort to prepare graduates for a new and evolving healthcare system, with the goal of providing quality healthcare to every citizen of the world.
“There will be an emphasis on digital education and digital technology in medical education and training, which should enable medical students who want to become doctors to become educated in digital technologies, and also to become an effective and effective digital medical assistant,” said Dr. R.K. Kalsaaraj.