Chandigarh: About 60 resident doctors reportedly quit the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh every year within a few months of joining their programme. While, the attrition rate for junior residents is about 12 percent, it’s 20 percent for senior residents.
Out of a total of 350 seats every year for junior residents spread over two sessions, one beginning in January and the other in July, about 40 seats fall vacant because of doctors quitting within the first three months of the session. Among senior residents upto 30 out of 150 quit every year, reports Indian Express.
The PGI administration cites two reasons why resident doctors leave the institute for other opportunities. “They either get the specialty of their choice at another institute or sometimes they get admissions closer to their hometown,” Dr Subhash Varma, dean, PGIMER, has been quoted as saying.