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.
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