Educational News:To get PG Degree, Rural posting compulsory for MBBS doctors

To get PG Degree, Rural posting compulsory for MBBS doctors

From the next academic session 2014-15, all the MBBS doctors who want
to sit for PG Entrance exam will now have to go for one-year rural
posting before the exam which has been made compulsory.

In order to improve rural healthcare in India, the Government has
decided to make it mandatory for all MBBS graduates to undergo one
year rural posting.

The decision came after two years of deliberations, as the earlier
proposal of increasing the duration of the MBBS course to include a
rural posting for doctors was scuttled after stiff opposition.

Doctors are unwilling to work in rural areas leading to people queuing
up in city hospitals.

The Health Ministry and the country's medical education regulator
(MCI) has been toying with the idea of compulsory rural posting for
doctors for quite some time to help improve medical facilities in the
rural hinterland of the country.

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