Shortage of Doctors amid COVID-19: Karnataka starts Compulsory Service process for PG medicos
Karnataka: The Karnataka government has started the process for one-year compulsory government service by medical postgraduates (PG), asking them to register to begin at a time when the state is overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic and shortage of doctors.
The government has already started the online registration process for the medical students who have been instructed to ensure a one-year compulsory service in government facilities after the completion of their PG medical courses.
"For the first time after the Supreme Court verdict in August 2019, we have begun an online registration process for compulsory government service after PG medical courses," said Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar, quotes IANS
He said these candidates will be posted as senior residents and tutors in medical education or equivalent posts in the health department.
Counselling procedures for the mandatory government service of successful MD, MS, and Diploma candidates in July and August will be held shortly.