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Indore: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste has said Centre is mulling to make it mandatory for doctors to work in rural areas for a stipulated time to overcome shortage and boost healthcare services there.
While some may find it shocking, there are times when India’s parliamentarians do a good job. One such group of MPs has been in the limelight recently: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, chaired by Uttar Pradesh MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav. In March the committee presented an important report that called for a complete overhaul of the totally dysfunctional Medical Council of India (MCI).
The acute shortage of doctors in India, especially in rural areas, is a nuisance for the government, a problem that has not been successfully tackled till now. The forced compulsion of one year of rural service after five and a half years MBBS course, just to be merely eligible to apply for a PG seat is however a futile, ineffective and vastly unpopular method to fill this shortage. Not surprisingly, the new government has decided to scrap the proposal of one-year compulsory rural-service after completion of MBBS and asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to include it instead as a part of the PG course. But that alone is not the solution.
New Delhi: The union health ministry has reportedly asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to include a year-long mandatory village posting for doctors pursuing postgraduate medical courses. The PG course duration is likely to remain the same.
Respected Dr Harsh Vardhan ji,
Medicos Legal Action Group congratulates you on your stupendous victory and becoming India’s Health Minister. I convey the best wishes of our Group for a positive movement on agenda of Maximum Governance and Minimum Government as desired by Shri Narender Modi ji.
New Delhi: Though India has progressed in other areas, medical education has failed to keep pace with global standards, an organisation of medical students on Friday said.
Save from what? What did you think before entering MBBS? A dream of 7-star home and 6-star hospital! Lots of money!
New Delhi: The union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has reportedly signed a regulation that makes a year-long rural stint mandatory for MBBS doctors who want to pursue a postgraduate medical degree (MD, MS) in the country.
Kottayam: The state government has abolished the compulsory rural service (CRS) for medical students and replaced it with voluntary rural service (VRS).
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has said that students taking admission in state-run medical colleges will have to sign a bond making a commitment that they will serve in backward areas as posted by the government for three years or refund the cost of education, which could be Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.