MBBS graduates must work in Rural Areas for one year: MCI

Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi, is planning to introduce new rule for admissions to Postgraduate Medical courses in India.

MCI has made compulsory for the MBBS graduates to work in rural areas for at least one year to qualify for admission to PG Medical courses.

MBBS graduates must work in Rural Areas

While speaking to the media persons, Medical Education minister Sharanprakash Patil said, The MCI move would ensure more MBBS graduate serve in rural areas.

Dr Patil said the proposed Bill will be introduced by the State government, which makes one-year of rural service mandatory for those completing MBBS course, was awaiting the Central Government approval.

"The Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry at the Centre had already given its nod and the Union Health Ministry is examining it," he said

The minister also said, he has already spoken to the Union minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nadu Azad on the proposed Act.

"Once the Act comes into effect, the shortage of doctors in rural areas will be overcome as we will have more fresh graduates to work in the rural areas," he said.

The proposed act applies to the candidates completing the MBBS in government and private medical colleges.

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