Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today announced that the condition that post-graduate medical students upon completion of their courses should compulsorily serve in a government hospital for one year would be removed.
The CM said that a bill in this regard would be introduced in the forthcoming legislative session, and that the decision would come into force from this year itself. For good measure, he instructed the officials concerned that the PG medical students completing their degrees this year should be registered even without the one-year government hospital service.
The condition that is in vogue now is that all PG medical students should compulsorily work in a government hospital for one year after completion of their courses to get their PG registered. Students have been demanding the removal of this condition for long, and the CM has finally given in. He clarified that since the government was appointing adequate staff in the government hospitals now, there was no need to force the the PG students to serve any more.