Medical Entrance Test




Medical Entrance Test 

All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Test-2014are held in English or in Hindi. Candidates can opt for question paper either in English or in Hindi. However, previously, the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) -2013 for undergraduate medical courses was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in six regional languages, viz. Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu and Assamese in addition to Hindi and English languages. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 18.07.2013 in NEET related cases quashed the implementation of NEET. The Central Government has filed a petition before the court to review its decision. As such the matter is sub-judice. 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today. 

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Indian Medical Students in Ukraine 

The Government is aware of the problems being faced by Indian students pursuing medical education in Ukraine on account of Crimea becoming part of Russia and the security situation in Eastern Ukraine. 

As informed by MCI, students who are about to graduate from Crimea are entitled to appear in the screening test, as in case of any other student graduating from a foreign medical institution. With respect to continuation of their studies in alternate institutions, no decision has yet been taken. 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today. 
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Institutes of Aging and Advanced Nursing 

Two National Centres of Ageing are proposed to be set-up during the remaining period of 12th Five Year Plan, within the existing All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Madras Medical College Chennai. 

A proposal has been made for setting up of Indian Institute of Advanced Nursing (IIAN) at Tambaram, Tamil Nadu under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Upgradation/Strengthening of Nursing Services. 

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has funded development of one advanced center in Department of Mycology, PGIMER, Chandigarh with a total fund of Rs. 1.78 crores from 2006 -2011. 

ICMR also funded development of National Culture collection of Pathogenic fungi at PGIMER with total funding of Rs. 2.11 crores from 2009-2014. This facility is a national repository for the deposition, maintenance, identification and supply of all pathogenic fungi. 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today. 
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Quality and Safety of Generic Drugs 

The Government is aware of the reports appearing in the media regarding manufacturing of generic versions of some drugs without proper testing. The Indian Council of Medical Research has taken up the matter with the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for action against such erring companies. 

Action as permissible under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the rules made there under will be taken by Drugs Controller General (India) after verification of facts. 

The manufacture for sale of drugs is regulated through a system of inspection and licensing under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder. The manufacturer is required to comply with the conditions of license and follow the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure that the drugs manufactured by them are of standard quality. One of the conditions of the license is that the licensee shall either in his own laboratory, or in any other laboratory approved by the licensing authority, test each batch of the raw material used by him for manufacturing products as also each batch of the final product and shall maintain records showing the particulars of such tests. 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today. 
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Treatment to Road Accident Victims and Women in Labour 

‘Health’ is a state subject and it is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments to issue any directive in this regard. However, this Ministry has circulated guidelines for referral of patients in emergency vide this Ministry’s letter C.18018/12/2-14-H dated 31.7.2014 to all states/UTs and various central government hospitals. 

In addition, the Central Government has enacted the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 and the Sub-section (2) of Section 12 of this Act stipulates that the clinical establishments shall undertake to provide within the staff and facilities available, such medical examination and treatment as required to stabilize the “emergency medical condition” of any individual who comes or is brought to such clinical establishments. “Emergency medical condition” has been stipulated in the Act as a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) of such a nature that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in –

(i) Placing the health of the individual or, with respect to a pregnant women, the health of the women or her unborn child, in serious jeopardy; or 

(ii) Serious impairment to bodily function; or

(iii) Serious dysfunction of any organ or part of a body; 

This Act is applicable in Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and all Union Territories (except Delhi). 

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has informed that it has always supported the Government proposal for providing primary medical treatment to Road accidents victims and women in labour without delay. 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today. 
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Funds for AYUSH Facilities 

For the current Year (2014-15), Rs. 1069 crore was allocated to the Department of AYUSH (now Ministry of AYUSH), out of which Rs. 287.90 crore has been utilized so far. The details of funds allocated and utilised for  Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), separately during the current  year ARE given below:-

Details of discipline wise funds earmarked, allocated and utilized
for the year 2014-15








The status of State/UT-wise funds earmarked under National AYUSH Mission (NAM), which was notified on 29.9.2014 is given below, against which no funds has been released till date:-

State/UT-wise resource pool indicated under National AYUSH Mission for 2014-15
Rs. in Lac




Further, the State/UT wise funds approved for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Health Mission during the current year is given below:-

Fund Approved for Mainstreaming of AYUSH under NHM






The proposal seeking grants under Quality Control Scheme of ASU&H drugs have been received from six States i.e. Odisha, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab, Telengana and Madhya Pradesh. The grants will be released after approval of Project Sanctioning Committee.

The details of funds allocated and released to the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) during the current year are given below:-

State/UT-wise information regarding funds released to Non-Government Organization


S. No.
State
Organization / Institution Names
Purpose of Grant
Funds allocated
Funds released
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
Delhi
Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurvd Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, Najafgarh, New Delhi- 110073
Proposal for Herbal Garden
52.00
20.00
2
Delhi
Ambpali, Handloom and Handicraft Multi State Co-operative Society Ltd., C-11, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar – IV, New Delhi – 110024
Home Herbal Garden under promotional activities scheme of NMPB
6.00
2.00
3
Delhi
Secretary General,  6th WAC & AROGYA Expo, World Ayurveda Foundation, 107/1, Margosa Road, Between 13thand14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560 003
International seminar on medicinal plants
10.00
10.00
4
Karnataka
Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society, Vamanjoor, Moodushedde, Manglore – 575028
Establishment of Herbal Garden - 2 ha. Land
4.40
1.20
5
Karnataka
SOUKYA Foundation, 202 Parvathi Plaza, 105 Richmond Circle, Bengaluru - 560025, Karnataka
Setting up of medicinal plant garden at four schools in Jadigenehalli Grama Panchayath, Hoskote Taluk, Bengaluru Rural District
16.90
6.76
6
Kerala
CARe KERALAM Ltd., KINFRA Small Industries Park Nalukettu Road, KINFRA Park – Post, Koratty, Thrissur Dist. Kerala – 680 309
National Seminar on “Raw Drugs in Ayurveda with special reference to substitutes and adulterants
5.00
5.00
7
Maha rashtra
Biome Conservation Foundation, 18 Silver Moon Apts., 1/2A/2, Bavdhan Khurd, Pune - 411021
training Sessions to spread Awareness about Home Herbal Garden in urbanites
3.00
1.50
8
Maha rashtra
Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industris and Agriculture, B-Wing, 5th Floor, MCCIA Trade Tower, ICC Complex, Senapati Bagpat Tower, Pune- 411 016, Maharashtra
Organizing training programmes on cultivation & medicinal plants and its application in Ayurvedic Medicine Industry
1.50
1.50
9
Maha rashtra
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, P.O. Box-9, Apsinga Road, Tal. Tuljapur- 413 601, Dist- Osmanabad, Maharashtra
Establishment of Herbal Garden at Tuljapur campus for capacity building and promotional activities
4.60
2.00
10
Kerala
Oushadhi Research & Development Society, Thrissur, Kerala
Establishment of Centre of Excellence for Asavarishtams and modernization of Oushadhi
500.00
172.00
11
Uttar Pradesh
Muslim Progressive, Deoband, UP
For upgradation of Center of Excellence in Ilaj Bid Tadbeer
297.08
28.96
12
Tamil Nadu
SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu
Establishing a Centre of Excellence in National Facility for the Scientific Manufacturing of Ayurvedic & Siddha- Rasa Aushadhies and Bhasm
491.00
167.31
13
West Bengal
Ramakrishna Mission Ashram
Upgradation of existing laboratory facilities to test the quality of Ayurvedic Products-Establishment of Quality Testing Laboratory
100.00
18.00
14
Karnataka
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal-576104
Extra Mural Research
6.00
0.60

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