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Medical Education Boosting Healthcare Delivery System

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader once said, underlining the importance of education that provides right skill to do anything effectively

Mukul Kumar Mishra

Medical education lays the foundation of a robust healthcare delivery system, paving the way for enhanced patient care to people at large.

Health of the medical industry determines the health and well-being of a country. At a time when Indian healthcare is growing at a brisk pace, due to a number of factors including rising income of the middle-class, spurt in non-communicable diseases, and a huge focus on healthcare infrastructural across country, the need of the hour is quality medical education. It will foster different deliverables of healthcare.

“The basis of a successful healthcare delivery system and universal access to healthcare depends on the status of the medical education system. The Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act was passed in 1956 to provide a solid foundation for the growth of medical education,” says Dr Pradeep Mahajan, a regenerative medicine researcher.

He says when dealing with human lives, it is imperative to ensure provision of the highest degree of professional expertise to benefit mankind. “Medicine is considered a noble profession and it is the duty of the service providers to enrich their knowledge through continuing education to hone their skills for the betterment of the community.”

MEDICAL EDUCATION AT CROSSROAD

Medical education in India is plagued with various issues at conceptual as well as implementation level. Despite India being a global hub of medical tourism, which


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