All those who pass out of MBBS, Medical Post graduation and Post graduation diploma from the Medical colleges and Nursing colleges of the state will now have to complete a year of compulsory Medical social service.
Finance minister Dr. T.M. Thomas Issac promised the house to create a law on this soon. This is a welcome move considering the low doctor / patient ratio of the state. A total of 3 crores was allocated to build a new Medical university in the state. Medical Supplies Corporation is to be formed for the purchase and supply of quality medicines and equipments. New packages will soon be announced to address the shortage of medical professors and lecturers. 3.5 crores to upgrade Allapuzha Virology institute to national standards and another 10 crores is expected as help for the central government for this purpose. 20 crores for the development of the Trivandrum Medical College and 50 crores for Calicut Medical College. This move will help in sustaining the accomplishments of the state in this sector
The infrastructure of the state is getting from bad to worst. Attracting investment without a good infrastructure is practically impossible. Other states are growing with rocket speed in this area which makes it an urgent need of the state to keep with the pace of other states. But the state in not at all in a condition to invest in bulk. Finance Minister Thomas Issac is hoping the huge NRI population of the state to help him out. He has designed many projects to attract maximum NRI investment.
But there is an opinion going around that Issac could have opted for a private-public sector to do the trick for him.