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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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Democracy, Diktats and Doctors

“I am a Doctor.” The instant reaction to this statement in a layman’s mind varies from respect, admiration and/or interest to envy! And why not, after all medical practice is one of the most coveted careers in the country. It earns you reverence, money, power and all the good things that come with these. However, what most people fail to see is the intense, rigorous hard work and long years of toil and dedication which goes into its making.

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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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Medical students rally for more postgraduate seats

Bangalore: Hundreds of medical students staged rallies in various cities across the country on Monday for more postgraduate seats to meet the shortage of specialist doctors.

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“We are not against rural posting but are opposing the way it is being imposed” – Young Doctors

New Delhi: The ‘Save the Doctors’ campaign, which was recently at the forefront in garnering nationwide support to voice the protest against compulsory rural posting and to seek the equalization of undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats besides raising other issues, has been renamed as ‘Doctors for Villages’.

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Medicos’ dharna at Jantar Mantar draws overwhelming response

New Delhi: In an overwhelming response, hundreds of doctors and medical students on Thursday took part in a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent amendment in the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI) which makes one year rural posting in a primary health centre (PHC) mandatory for becoming eligible to take admission in a PG course.

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‘Save the Doctor’ movement held on Thursday

New Delhi: Medical students under the aegis of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) organised a ‘Save the Doctor’ campaign on Thursday.

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Medical students against compulsory rural posting

New Delhi: Medical students across the country on Tuesday said they would launch a stir against the government’s decision to make one year rural posting for doctors mandatory.

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Medical students launch ‘Save the Doctor’ campaign

Bangalore: Medical students from across the country have launched ‘Save the Doctor’ campaign to protest the skewed seat ratio between MBBS and PG courses and compulsory rural posting after MBBS. The campaign is backed by Indian Medical Association and Association of Healthcare Providers India.

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