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10 percent quota in MBBS, 20 percent in PG medical students for those who do Rural service: Maha Govt

10 percent quota in MBBS, 20 percent in PG medical students for those who do Rural service: Maha Govt

MUMBAI: In order to tackle the scarcity of doctors in government hospitals, especially hospitals in rural or tribal areas and the areas that have difficult terrain; the Maharashtra government has proposed to reserve 10% of MBBS and 20% of PG Medical seats for in-service doctors who are willing to work in these areas for five and seven years, respectively. 

ANI reports that the Maharashtra cabinet on September 9th has decided to introduce a bill for reservation of seats in medical colleges of government and municipal corporations. The new bill, when passed, will enable the state government to reserve medical seats for those candidates, who are voluntarily willing to provide their services at government hospitals on a long term basis.

The bill will allow reservation of 10 per cent seats in MBBS course. It will be mandatory for the students availing this reservation to give at least 5-year service in government hospitals after completing their course. While for PG medical candidates, 20 percent reservation is proposed with the mandatory 7 years service.

It is estimated that 450-500 MBBS seats could be earmarked under this quota while the count of PG seats for in-service MBBS graduates could be around 300.
“The decision has been taken to ensure that we have enough doctors to man the primary health centres and other rural health facilities in rural, hilly or remote areas. Students getting a seat under the quota will have to sign a bond. Any breach would attract imprisonment of five years as well as cancellation of degrees. Only those with the state’s domicile certificate can opt for the quota,” Dr T P Lahane, head of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) informed TOI.
A senior medical education department said a similar concept exists in the Armed Forces Medical Colleges, Pune.

Certain sources told The Indian Express that the plan to reserve seats in medical courses was to take advantage of the competition and desire among students to opt for admissions to medical colleges for improving rural recruitment of doctors and specialists.

Source: with inputs
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  1. MCI’s board of governors proposal to conduct DNB examinations for foreign postgraduates of India should be attracted as soon as possible. Many of these foreign postgraduates of India after having has accessed their knowledge would love to work near their hometowns or even at district hospitals catering our rural population.

    For such pro people policies first we should enable the competent willing to work at villages even postgraduates to be part of the mainstream .

  2. First 6 years mbbs and then 5 years rural service @ 30k per month and top of it frequent thrashing by mob and humiliation by babus and pathetic working condition. It\’s better to become ola driver after passing 12th , than to do mbbs.