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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
13-February-2014 18:29 IST
Health Minister meets the representatives of agitating students of medicine

The Health Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, met with the representatives of agitating medical students, here today. The meeting lasted for about half an hour. He listened to all their concerns patiently and allayed their fears regarding Medical Council of India Notification in respect of one year mandatory rural posting of PHC after completion of MBBS, before they seek admission to PG Course. The Minister has directed concerned officials of the Ministry to keep the Notification in abeyance.

A letter to this effect has already been issued to the Medical Council of India.

Setting at rest all speculation that the period of MBBS Course has been extended by 2 years, he made it clear that there is no such proposal. He also stated that rural posting will not be mandatory for appearing in PG examination for the year 2015-16.