Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, inaugurated the 4th National Conference on The Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED) Consortium: Empowering Libraries for Digital Health Transformation at National Media Library, New Delhi on 11th August 2023.
Launching the ERMED Access Booklet and Newsletter by the National Medical Library, she emphasised the importance of E-Resources in Medical sector.
ERMED consortium access facility has been extended to 74 selected government institutes including 14 AIIMS and even AYUSH Research Colleges/ Extend it to institutions as well.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that in the last 9 years, the government has taken several steps to increase the number of seats in various medical institutions/colleges in the country.
The number of undergraduate seats which were 51,348 before 2014 has increased to more than 1,07,948 as of today. Similarly, since 2014, the number of PG seats in the country has increased by 117 per cent to 67,802 seats.