Compulsory one-year rural posting for MBBS doctors from 2015-16

New Delhi: MBBS students applying for admission to post-graduate medical courses from academic year 2015-16 will have to undertake a mandatory rural posting at a public health centre (PHC) for one year.

This was stated by Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad. Image courtesy PIB

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad. Image courtesy PIB

He said this comes into effect after the proposal of Medical Council of India (MCI) to amend the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, in this regard has since been approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The minister said there is a shortfall of the number of doctors in the country, with 2,489 doctors falling short in primary health centres.

Azad said there is also a shortfall of 3,459 surgeons, 3,005 obstericians and gynaecologists, 3,667 physicians, 3,270 paediatricians and a total of 13,477 specialists in community health centres across the country as on 31 March 2012.

PTI


Updated Date: Dec 17, 2013 21:39 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See