Navigation Links
Acute Shortage Of Neurosurgeons In India: One Surgeon For Every 1 Million!

India has a severe shortfall of neurosurgeons with only one surgeon for every one million population. There is hence a greater need to build up trained manpower in the country. This is comparatively lower when compared to the situation in US and Japan where the ratio is 100,000 // and 6000 for every one million population respectively.

Dr.A.K. Mahapatra, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is worried about the present trend who emphasizes that about 20, 000 neurosurgeons would be required in India to manage the ever increasing waiting list of patients. More than 300 children are waiting for neurosurgery at the AIIMS.

Every year around 20,000 new cases are added to the long list of people in India requiring neurosurgery but only about 100 are treated in the eight major neuro centres in the country. There is also a major shortfall in sub-specialists in paediatric neurosurgery in India.

The demand came to light during a four-day continuing medical education programme for paediatric neurosurgeons organized by the International Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery CME Course.

Over 100 neurosurgeons are attending the programme with six specialists from Britain, the US, Canada, France and Argentina. The program would focus on new techniques in the management of complex disorders including brain tumors, cysts, hydrocephalous, neuro-endoscopy and spinal malformations.

The surgeons admitted that unlike cardiologists they have not been able to market themselves well leading to the current shortfall in trained medical personnel in the country. This shortfall is only set to increase with growing stress of daily life adding to the disease burden.

With India emerging as a global leader in the quality health care delivery, it is crucial that steps are taken to encourage doctors to channelise towards the superspeciality and impart specialized training in neur osurgery. If this is materialized, we will be able to meet the needs within the country and keep in pace with the world.

Source: Indo-Asian News Service
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Acute Measles Supresses HIV Replication
2. Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
3. WHO Travel Advice to prevent spread of "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
4. Acute Pancreatitis On The Rise Due To Alcohol Consumption
5. Promised Drug Doesnt Help Acute Heart Failure
6. Gene Fusion Test to screen children’s with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemi
7. Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia
8. Acute Gastroenteritis Responds To Treatment With Either Gatorade Or Pedialyte
9. Acute Shortage Of Dentists in UK: Oral Care for Elders To Suffer A Setback
10. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia May Attain a 90% Cure Rate
11. Women Health : Acute Stress, A Shot in The Arm For Flu?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The annual time frame to ... Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to ... drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during this period order for their ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than half of American teens ... of parents report speaking with their child about sex related topics, less than 60 ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its second edition of the “Sexual ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre ... unique properties including its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved ... , Nothing Water has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, ... from eight different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest ... hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... 30, 2016 , ... Northridge dentists, Dr. Assili ... for all patients. Understanding that budget can play a part in oral health ... perks, including discounts on many valuable dental treatments. Options for individuals, couples, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... YORK , December 2, 2016 ... Braces & Support) is Expected to Gain a Significant Market ... to Orthopedic Ailments  ... , According to ... Study on Medical Implants Sterile Packaging: Clamshell Product Type Segment ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016   CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: ... its European Union approved CytoSorb ® cytokine adsorber ... patients worldwide, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan , ... Annual LD Micro Main Event investor conference held ... the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... YORK , December 2, 2016 ... 5,251.11, down 1.36%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.36% ... at 2,191.08, down 0.35%. Losses were broad based as six ... Stock-Callers.com has initiated research reports on the following Services equities: ... (NASDAQ: QGEN ), INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: