The district hospitals can foresee delivering improved medical services soon. The board of governors of the Medical Council of India has agreed to launch a district residency programme from the current academic session. With the implementation of this, PG medicos across the country will have to compulsorily serve in a designated district hospital for three months. […]

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to frame a policy to make it mandatory for the students taking admission in PG and speciality courses in government medical colleges to serve in public hospitals in rural areas for a certain period after passing out. According to the conditions imposed by the states, a student has […]

At 66, Dr Aquinas Edassery could’ve chosen retirement or could’ve run a clinic at home. But she wanted to come out of the comfortable life and serve the needed. From 2013, she chose to work for the tribal people living in the forests of Thuamul Rampur Block in the district of Kalahandi, one of the […]

It’s been ten months since the Chattisgarh government came out with incentives for doctors to join hospitals in Naxal-dominated regions, a move that was followed by an SOS from the Bijapur District Collector, Dr Ayyaz Tamboli on social media. The SOS invited medical practitioners to the district hospital. Since the SOS was issued, the number […]

Prakash Baba Amte recently said that young doctors shouldn’t be forced to work in rural areas. Such a statement coming from the Padma Sree and Ramon Magsaysay awardee strikes a chord with the general sentiment of doctors. As per the rules, for those who finish their MBBS course, it’s mandatory to serve in rural areas […]

As a way to incentivize doctors for serving in rural regions of India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the doctors the benefit of extra marks in admission to different Post-Graduate(PG) courses. In this regard, a bench that was headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur held that eligible in-service doctors will be granted extra […]