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Mandatory public health CMEs

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Dr KK Aggarwal    27 April 2018

Recently, the government of India has proposed mandatory MDR TB centers in all medical colleges. Why focus only on MDR TB? Ideally all colleges should have a mandatory Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which also incorporates MDR TB.

Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General ICMR has also said that every medical college should have a tobacco cessation clinic along the same lines. I will again go a step further “why only a tobacco cessation clinic and why not a substance abuse clinic’ in every college?

Every Medical College should also have a separate Department for national health programs, which should look after exposure and training of students in all National Health programs during MBBS. Education about the National Health programs should not be limited just to Community Medicine. All those who have passed their MBBS examination, should be given a mandatory one hour video CME on National Health programs and new government health policies.

 

Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri AwardeeVice President CMAAOGroup Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications

President Heart Care Foundation of India

Immediate Past National President IMA                                                   

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