Thursday, January 27, 2011

More job opportunities for the dental professionals

The government wants to create more job opportunities for dental professionals so that fresh graduates may be able to get jobs easily. This was said by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. He was inaugurating the second clinical block of the H.S.J. Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital.

India has large number of dental colleges in both private and government sector. Around 20,000 students pass out every year from these colleges. There needs to be found ways to create more employment opportunities as there are chances of having the field getting saturated. 

The minister said, “We are planning to create more job opportunities for dentists in the hospitals at districts and block levels. Our health ministry is trying to formulate plans about how to absorb dentists at the lower level. It will be a win-win situation for everyone and will take care of the problem of educated unemployment in the country”
A solution is being sought so that the fresh graduates might not get frustrated in the absence of proper job opportunities. Much of the emphasis is also being laid on maintaining the quality of education. 

Dentistry has great scope ahead as it has been estimated that 35% of the adult population smoke in our country.80% of oral cancer in India is caused due to the chewing of smokeless tobacco whereas12 percent people, between the ages of 60 to 65 years, start losing their teeth, either partially or completely.

Source: The Economic Times

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