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Benefits for Doctors for Serving in Rural Areas: MOS Health informs Parliament

Benefits for Doctors for Serving in Rural Areas: MOS Health informs Parliament

 New Delhi: Recently, throgh a written reply to a Question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Smt Anupriya Patel informed about the Sending Doctors to Rural Areas.

The issue of compulsory rural posting for the MBBS Graduates seeking admission in Post Graduate courses has been left to the State Governments who are the principal employer of doctors. However, to encourage doctors working in remote and difficult areas, the MCI with the previous approval of Central Government, has amended the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 to provide :-

  1. 50% of the seats in Post Graduate Diploma Courses shall be reserved for Medical Officers in the Government service, who have served for at least three years in remote and difficult areas. After acquiring the PG Diploma, the Medical Officers shall serve for two more years in remote and/or difficult areas; and
  2.  Incentive at the rate of 10% of the marks obtained for each year in service in remote or difficult areas as upto the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in the entrance test for admissions in PostGraduate Medical Courses.

Further, under NHM, financial incentives are also provided to MBBS as well as PG doctors for serving in the rural areas. These incentives are over and above the salaries of the doctors concerned. The Central Government has also requested the State/UTs to come up with suitable HR policy in health to attract and retain doctors in Government services.


Source: government press release
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  2. alternate solution bride course for bds students ,for compulsory ruler services, BECAUSE OF NO PROVISION OF All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE 2018), EVEN MCI AND STATE GOVERNMENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS

  3. Why leave pharmacists ,village dais and quacks behind

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    अनिल कुमार March 19, 2018, 4:28 pm

    केन्द्रीय राज्य मंत्री महोदया को यह इसी वर्ष अथार्त AIPGEE 2018 से लागु करवाना चाहिए तथा ग्रामीण अाँचल में कार्यरत चिकित्सकों को आवास के साथ साथ उनकी सुरक्षा व नियमित बिजली आदि का भी प्रबन्ध सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए तथा ग्राम प्रधान व अन्य को काम में बाधा डालने को मना करना चाहिए क्योकि गांवो में आपसी रंजिश के medico legal की भरमार रहती है। ग्राम प्रधान,अनेक संगठन के प्रभावशाली नेता,मीडिया आदि से ऐसी जाँचें प्रभावित होती हैं अन्यथा ग्रामीण चिकित्सक को धमकी की सम्भावना बनी रहती है।

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    chaitali patel March 19, 2018, 3:40 pm

    Equal entrance for degree course as well

  6. Thanks to the government of India for taking some positive steps to improve Health care delivery system in rural areas.

    Suggestions on similar lines had been sent to the government in the past including those at Man ki baat by me and others as well.