IMA opposes gov's proposal to allow dentists practice modern medicine3 min read 22 Apr 2019, 03:48 PM IST
IMA has alleged that idea of bridge courses and mid-level practitioners to fill the gap doctors in rural areas is a myth
The IMA has also raised questions that why the large number of MBBS graduates who are not absorbed into Post Graduate courses every year are not given employment by the Government
NEW DELHI : Government’s proposal of allowing dentists to practice modern medicine through a bridge course in order to tackle the shortfall of doctors in rural areas is facing stern opposition from the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The proposal has already received a nod from Prime Minister Office (PMO) on 9 April 2019. According to officials in the ministry of health and family welfare, the notion is to scale up the medical education in India.