M.B.B.S and B.E are the covered professional courses. These are 4 1/2 and 4 year courses respectivbely after 12th class. In engineering, for those who are not in a position to seek admission in B.E due to various reasons,there is an option of pursuing 3 year diploma course after 10th class. Not all engineering works require knowledge of a B.E. graduate and the diploma engineers do not have any special difficulty in getting suitable jobs. In the case of medical course, in certain states like Tamilnadu there is no option to pursue a diploma course in medicine and sugery. Like in engineering, not all medical treatments require the knowledge of MBBS graduates. and MBBS graduates need not spend their time on treating simple ailments. 3 years after 10th class diploma course in medicine and surgery will provide adequate knowledge to persons to treat routine cases. So there is a need for diploma course in medicine and surgery. In the past such a course existed and it is in public interest to reintroduce such courses.
LICENCED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER COURSE- NEED FOR