Press Esc to close
Wednesday 20 September 2017
News updated at 8:59 AM IST

Medical students take out protest rally

Mysore, Augsut 26, 2013, DHNS: 0:39 IST

Demand increase in PG seats and relaxation of rural posting norms

As a gesture to support ‘save the doctor’ campaign being held across the country, students pursuing medicine in various colleges took out a rally from J K Grounds to Gandhi square in the city.

The rally was taken out to urge the Union Health Ministry to equalize under graduation (UG) and post graduation (PG) medical seats across the country. In a release by the students they said that India lacked specialist doctors in the country due to inadequate number of PG seats. “... the disparity in the number of seats allotted for PG and UG students along with mandatory rural posting is affecting young doctors,” the release said.

The rally which was held under the aegis of Indian Medical Association and Association of Healthcare Providers India, was aimed at influencing policy makers and medical educational institutes in the country to increase the number of PG seats.

Medical students and graduates are struggling to get a PG seat. In the last PG entrance examination held under National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, over 90,000 doctors appeared to claim one of the 12,000 PG seats. “Adding to this, the one year compulsory rural posting as a pre-requisite to apply for PG course has worsened the situation.”

Increasing the number of PG seats will help in raising the number of specialist doctors in the country.

If steps are not taken to increase the number of PG seats, there will be a dearth of specialist doctors and surgeons in India, the release said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

Rohingya refugees pose for a picture in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh...

Rohingya refugees pose for a picture in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh...

Commandos of the Quick Reaction Team (QRT) demonstrate during the 4th Maharashtra Police Commando...

Commandos of the Quick Reaction Team (QRT) demonstrate during the 4th Maharashtra Police Commando...

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar being produced in a court in Thane, Mumbai...

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar being produced in a court in Thane, Mumbai...

Michael Aaron Nii Nortey Oquaye, High Commissioner-designate of Ghana, presenting his credentials...

Michael Aaron Nii Nortey Oquaye, High Commissioner-designate of Ghana, presenting his credentials...

Congress workers protesting against the Modi Government over fuel price hike, in Mumbai...

Congress workers protesting against the Modi Government over fuel price hike, in Mumbai...

Security forces personnel inspect the site of a solar plant that was allegedly blown up by the...

Security forces personnel inspect the site of a solar plant that was allegedly blown up by the...

This Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 23:15 UTC, shows...

This Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 23:15 UTC, shows...

Devotees perform traditional Hindu ritual of 'tarpan' on the banks of River Ganga near the Howrah...

Devotees perform traditional Hindu ritual of 'tarpan' on the banks of River Ganga near the Howrah...

A top view during the unveiling of a kilometer long street 'Alpona' (sacred art painting) to...

A top view during the unveiling of a kilometer long street 'Alpona' (sacred art painting) to...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.