Medical College Director Interview: We need better healthcare laws, says VMMC Principal
Careers360 interviewing Dr. N.N Mathur, Principal at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), brings you insights on funding scenario for health care in India. In this interview, Dr. Mathur speaks on slow research-orientation in the nation besides rural healthcare services.
Read on to know what the VMMC Principal shares on uniqueness about the medical college and his take on corruption in medical institution of India.
Careers360: What is unique about VMMC?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: You will not find such a strategically positioned medical institute anywhere in the world. If you draw a circle of one kilometre diameter around the institute, you will find the highest concentration of doctors and patients across the globe. So Vardhaman students get the richest source of patients for clinical understanding. Across the road is AIIMS and on the ring road is National Medical library run by Director General of Health Services.
Careers360: How do you see the funding scenario for health sector?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: Unfortunately, the health sector doesn’t get good money. All the money goes for treating the patients. There is no money for research or attending conferences for the doctors.
Careers360: Why is research-orientation so low in India?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: There is hardly any good research. Institution-wise we do have good projects but we focus more on case series. There are so many rare cases to talk about. We lack in basic research because of time and money. There is very little time left for doctors for research, they usually have hectic schedule for 10-12 hours. When I visited Cincinnati Children Hospital at Ohio, US, I found that they have separate research block for doctors. Thousands of staff help in typing, collating data. If a doctor gets that much of support then he can do research after OPD timings. Here he has to switch on the computer; take the patients file; make the data which anybody can do. We do not have manpower, funding and time.
Careers360: Is doctor-patient ratio hype?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: Yes, I don’t think the ratio is high anymore. There are innumerable medical colleges – more than half are private and somebody has to think what will happen if we keep producing these doctors for next 20 years. Do we really require such a big number? I think we are over-producing doctors. In Russia, you cannot have redundant phenomena of sticking to same intake for ages. They will not advertise 150 admissions every year. On the contrary, they will be doing their analysis on how many doctors will be required in next 20 years and come out with conclusion that this year I will be happy with 110. If you forecast that the number of neuro-surgeons in next 20 years will be less, then we will increase the super speciality intake to five or six. In India, we are playing with same intake figures for the last 50 years.
Careers360: Why rural healthcare is dismal?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: Yes, India will always be struggling for doctors even if we make three times more doctors to work with villages. The problem is not with the production, but the issue is with the placement. Doctors are roaming around without jobs. None of them are willing to work in villages as there is no proper infrastructure for them. Why should he work there? He will not get proper housing facilities; accessibility to good education will always be a challenge for his children. He is not god; he requires basic amenities. UPSC, UGC must start putting up vacancies and government must implement strategies to improve working conditions in these rural areas.
Careers360: What is your take on corruption in medical institutes?
Dr. N.N. Mathur: Corruption in medical institutes is like cancer. There is no quick fix for corruption. We must learn from some western countries – they punish those who violate rules and regulations. In India, the system is so powerful that everyone is left loose. It’s high time that we stick to good governance, strict rules, transparency and zero tolerance to resolve the issue of corruption. We badly need better laws for healthcare system, so that doctors follow the strict ethical rules of their profession. It’s high time that we stick to good governance, strict rules, transparency and zero tolerance to resolve the issue of corruption. We badly need better laws for healthcare system, so that doctors follow the ethical rules of their profession.
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Questions related to Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
what is VMMC? is it for engineering?
VMMC or Vardhman Mahavir Medical College is situated at Safdarjung hospital. The college was established in November 2001 by the Government of India. VMMC comes under the Central Government, Ministry of Health & Family welfare. It is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and has recognition from Medical Council of India ( MCI). The college offers MBBS, MS/MD and Super speciality courses.
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is it compulsory to fill IPU form for admission to MBBS in VMMC
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) is currently offers MBBS/ MD/ MS/ BSc (Nursing) courses with multiple specializations. MBBS course has the intake of 150 students, MD/ MS have 16 and 4 specializations and is of 3 years duration.
To get admission in VMCC there are two ways-
- Through NEET Counseling (15% All India seats).
- Through IPU Counseling (85% seats). Out of the 85%, 60% are reserved for students with Delhi quota and 40% for All India.
For the second one you need to register for IPU.
You need to qualify neet to be eligible for VMCC.
VMCC MBBS fees is 33,500 per year.
You can refer to this link for more information
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is 11marksheet required during admission in mbbs in vmmc mama ucms and aiims delhi please reply someone who is studying in these colleges
Firstly you are not required your 11th class marksheets anywhere.
While filling the form of NEET extrance you need to fill the details of class 10 and 12 only.
And during the counseling you will need yo submit your class 10 and 12 marksheets along with passing certificate.
List of documents that are required to submit during the counseling are :
- MBBS admission application form in the prescribed format.
- NEET hall ticket
- NEET Rank Card
NEET Score Card
Date of Birth (D.O.B.) Certificate
Provisional Seat Allotment Letter/ Call Letter
Prepaid Fee Receipt
Class 10 Marksheet
Class X Passing Certificate
Class 12 Marksheet
Class XII Passing Certificate
PUC Marks Card and Passing Certificate (if any)
Character Certificate and transfer certificate issued by the recently attended school or college
Migration and domicile certificate along with income proof.
At least 8 recent passport size photos of candidates
bsc. nursing is cheaper in which college rml or vmmc
If you are talking about rml college, new delhi then the College doesn't offer BSC nursing course. Only VMMC college offers bsc coursing and the fees in the College is around 35,000 to 60,000.
Fees of the College may vary at the time of admission as fee details are not yet updated and the information is according to the january month of 2020.
How much should I score to get VMMC in 2021 with Delhi seat and OBC category, if possible can you also provide that for MAMC also?
Given below are the cut OFF ranks for both du and IPU colleges in delhi state quota seats in AIQ second round counseling of NEET 2020
DU MBBS Cut off
IPU MBBS cut off
OBC - AIR 12741
from this you may estimate overall what marks to get colleges in delhi. So this year to get govt MBBS seat in your category one have to score approx 610 marks. So if we now talk about MAMC so it will allocate above 640+ for delhi state quota and vmmc approx above 630+ marks. All these are approx data and this year still counseling is going on so we have no exact data. This all are given for rough estimation.
Hope this information helps you
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