MBBS students do not want to serve in villages
Over 1.7 thousand medical students and their parents have signed an online petition requesting the state government to withdraw a recent government resolution (GR), as per which medical students in public medical colleges who have not completed their rural bond service before enrolling for PG courses are ineligible for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) 2018-19 for postgraduate students.
The petition, started by Muzzafar Khan, a Yavatmal-based parent of a PG medical aspirant, has asked the government to scrap the October 12 GR as per which students would now have to complete their one year rural service bond along with their MBBS in 6.5 years before enrolling for their PG. As per the earlier norms, students were given six years after their MBBS to complete their rural stint. With the recent GR, Over 5,000 students who have enrolled for the PG NEET to be held in January 2018 would be deemed ineligible with the new norm, for not having completed their rural service bond as per the GR.
“According to the previous rule, students had a year exempt from the bond to prepare for the PG exam to get into the desired branch of choice. Now, the irony is that our government …read more