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Govt talks to MCI for revised MBBS syllabus

PUBLISH DATE 29th October 2017

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Health Services, Prof Jagdish Prasad today said the Central government, in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI), was taking steps to revise the syllabus of the MBBS course. He said the step is being taken to ensure that the MBBS students do not require to study in great detail many aspects of medical science in which they would specialise subsequently. “The new syllabus may be ready in another one and half years,” Prasad told reporters after addressing a public lecture on ‘National Health Programmes’ at the SOA University. “What is the need to teach a student at MBBS level 10 different surgeries when all they need is to acquire a good knowledge as to how to treat common diseases,” he said. While interacting with doctors and faculty members, Prof Prasad said the issue of antibiotic resistance was a raging topic world over and the government had requested MCI to make it mandatory for every medical college to have a pharmaco vigilance committee to monitor use of antibiotics. Certain diseases, Prasad said though leprosy eradication had been largely successful in most states, the problem persisted in the states of Odisha, Chhatisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand besides the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.“In Odisha, 5100 new cases had been identified,” he said.“Regular exercise, yoga and abstinence from smoking and alcohol could help a person to avoid such non-communicable diseases.”