In order to increase the number of doctors in the country for providing better healthcare facilities to the growing population, over 5,800 post-graduate seats have been added this year in medical colleges across the country. There is a total of 479 medical colleges across the country which have a total student capacity of 67,352 MBBS seats. With a motto to have a rise in the strength of specialist doctors and faculty in medical colleges, the ministry of health has amplified the MBBS seats by 13,004 across the medical colleges of the country over the past three years. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed that 13,004 MBBS seats have been added in the last three years to the 479 medical colleges in the country. Besides, the government is implementing a centrally-sponsored scheme for the establishment of new medical colleges. The colleges will be attached to district/referral hospitals in 58 underserved districts in 20 states and union territories.