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Govt plans quota in PG courses for docs working in remote

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a bid to encourage doctors to serve in remote areas, the plans to provide them with reservation in PG courses, the was informed today.

Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said during that the proposes to bring the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill to ensure that 50 per cent of the seats in post graduate courses in colleges are reserved by states for medical officers in services who have served "at least three years in remote and difficult areas".

The bill proposes that after completing the PG course, the medical officers could once again be asked to serve another three-year term in a difficult area.

Kulaste also said the WHO country office has clarified that there has been no report in the recent past which stated that 70 per cent of rural population in the country has minimal access to healthcare in the country.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 15:07 IST