Kerala house surgeons oppose extension of internship by 3 months, threaten infinite strike
Thiruvananthapuram: Subsequent to the Tamil Nadu House Surgeons, now the Kerala House Surgeons from the batch of 2015, completing the Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship (CRRI) this year have opposed the decision of extending their CRRI for 3 months by the Medical Education Department.
The house surgeons have come under the banner of the Kerala House Surgeons Association (KHSA) and are planning to go on infinite strike if the authorities force the extension of the internship. They have also decided to approach the esteemed High Court as the government has issued an order contrary to the KHSA's stand on the matter.
Demanding immediate release of their CRRI completion certificate so that they can start practising as a registered medical practitioner, the house surgeons stated that after four and a half years of MBBS study, the one-year internship is compulsory under the bond, the doctors are entitled to receive their CRRI certificate to start their practice as extending it for 3 months would affect their preparations for post-graduation and competitive examinations.