Government to offer fellowships to MBBS doctors

Government to offer fellowships to MBBS doctors

MBBS doctors who work in government hospitals will be offered fellowships by the State government, and will be trained by experts in district hospitals, said Health Minister U T Khader, here on Saturday.

A total of 200 doctors will be offered fellowships every year, he said. The training would be for two years, at the end of which degrees equivalent to postgraduate diploma in medicine would be conferred by the School of Surgeons set up by the State, he added.

The graduates would have to sign an undertaking to work only at government hospitals at the end of the training, he said.

“Practising outside government hospitals will be considered an offence. The diploma allows them to work only in government hospitals,” he said.

On whether Medical Council of India’s permission was necessary for the course, he said that permission from the State was enough for the course. He said that such a course was being offered in Maharashtra already, from the Royal School of Surgeons of the State.

He said that such a measure would address the problems of shortage of doctors in government hospitals. The programme was in the final stages and would be implemented soon, he added.
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