New Delhi: The union health ministry has directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to keep the notification regarding one year mandatory rural posting at a primary health centre (PHC) for MBBS graduates seeking admission to postgraduate medical course in abeyance till further order.
In a meeting with the representatives of agitating medical students here on Thursday Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad clarified that the duration of MBBS course has not been extended by two years. He also made it clear that there is no such proposal.
The health minister also stated that rural posting will not be mandatory for appearing in postgraduate medical examination for the year 2015-16, according to an official statement.
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