ABOUT THE VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF OUR INSTITUTE TO INDIA

We all know that India is one of the leading countries not only in the Asian region, but throughout the world in terms of the development of medical services and the pharmaceutical industry. Over the past 20 years, one can observe a sharp increase in the number of patients arriving in this country for the purpose of treatment from different parts of the world. In 2017 alone, the number of patients who arrived in India in search of healing amounted to 500,000 people. It is expected that the contribution of the medical tourism industry to the country's economy in 2020 will amount to 9 billion US dollars. This, in turn, leads to an increase in demand for doctors in India, increasing the prestige of this profession to society. However, today in India there is a shortage of doctors. According to the Indian Medical Council, about 930,000 doctors registered throughout the country currently serve 750,000 of them in this area. In India today, the doctors to patient ratio is 1:1800. Considering that according to the standards of the World Health Organization, about 1000 patients should fall into 1 doctor, the problem of shortage of medical personnel is one of the most pressing problems facing the government of India.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, that is, the MBBS program (Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of surgery), is one of the most sought-after areas in the country. For the 2019-2020 school year, the government allocated 67,000 places to public and private medical schools for this educational program. The abundance of applicants wishing to study in the MBBS program, the limited quota provided by the state, as well as the high tuition fees prompting Indian citizens to choose higher educational institutions of Central Asia as a destination to study MBBS.

The Bukhara State Medical Institute opens its doors for Indian students for the first time in its history. The Bukhara State Medical Institute was accredited by the Indian Medical Council (MCI) with an assistance of PeopleHive LLC, USA and was registered on the MCI website on June 29 of this year as a foreign medical educational institution entitled to teach MBBS program. This is an important step towards turning Bukhara into a global center of medical education.

As previously reported, a group of representatives of the Bukhara State Medical Institute is on a visit to India to promote the institute among the citizens of this country, organize seminars and presentations, and hold interviews with students who want to study at the institute. One of these meetings took place on July 13 in Hyderabad and on July 14 in Mumbai. It was attended by representatives of the delegation of the Bukhara State Medical Institute, PeopleHive LLC, USA, as well as more than 100 young people and their parents who wish to study at institute. During the meeting, the delegation of our institute and the organizers familiarized themselves in detail with the ongoing large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan, the development program of the city of Bukhara, the Bukhara State Medical Institute and the MBBS program. This aroused great interest among visitors, the seminar was rich in questions and answers. In the second part of the meeting, representatives of our institute held interviews with future students. Similar meetings are scheduled for July 15 in Lucknow, July 16 in Delhi, July 17 in Patna, July 18 in Chandigarh.

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