Officials concerned have been directed to ensure that PG medical students, who would be completing their degree this year, be registered without one-year service. Currently, it is mandatory for PG students to work in a government hospital for one year for ensuring that their degree is registered. They had been representing that working in a government hospital was helpful for students who plan to pursue career in teaching. Mr. Rao took note of the request and said there was no need to enlist the PG medical students for government service as the government had initiated steps to appoint adequate staff in State-run institutions. The government had scrapped the compulsory rural service condition for MBBS students in 2016.
Source: The Hindu March 08, 2018 18:00 UTC