Practical answer for the rural posting of doctors

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In a meeting of the advisory working group for the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), Dr Jagdish Prasad DGHS hinted that the government is thinking of suggesting to the MCI for compulsory one year rural posting of the post graduates in the second year.

We also had proposed the same earlier in one of our editorials. But we also have some other suggestions. When I did my MD it was two and a half years. Two years of MD and two house jobs 6 months each. For example, I did my house job in Medicine and Pediatrics. What the MCI can think about is to adapt a similar route and make one 6-month posting in the rural area in second year compulsory. Of course, they should also give them more rural allowance.