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Govt planning to make doctors work in rural areas

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.

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Parliamentary Committee Rebukes Govt Over Lacklustre Commitment to Public Health

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).

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Don’t force young doctors to serve in rural areas

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.

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PG medical students must spend a year in villages: Dr Harsh Vardhan

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.

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An Open Letter to Union Health Minister

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.

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Medical education behind global standards, say students

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.

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Save the doctor from what?

Save from what? What did you think before entering MBBS? A dream of 7-star home and 6-star hospital! Lots of money!

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Rural stint to become mandatory for MBBS doctors aspiring to pursue PG degree

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.

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Kerala abolishes compulsory rural service for medical students

Kottayam: The state government has abolished the compulsory rural service (CRS) for medical students and replaced it with voluntary rural service (VRS).

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Three-year rural service made compulsory for students of Odisha government medical colleges

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.

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