Karnataka: Minister of State for Medical Education Sharan Prakash Patil has shared his view in support of one year rural posting for students. This decision was recently taken by the government for medical students under government quota, in government run medical colleges.
Emphasizing on his point the minister further highlighted the fact that the state has enough government colleges in the state which produce good number of medical graduates. In one way these students are indebted to the society as it their money with which they are completing their studies. So, they should also give back to the society. “Even though we have so many medical graduates, however, the primary health centres in rural areas are still suffering.”
Dr Patil in addition implied that the government is also planning to increase the post graduate seats in the state. Efforts are also being made to relax the norms for opening new medical colleges with the Union government and the MCI, he further implied.
As reported by Hindu, “Always remember and read the oath you have taken today and adhere to it throughout your professional career. Don’t allow arrogance to develop in you, but work hard to develop the medical science itself. It is a noblest profession. Rural posting is not something bad. It is an important field to learn from rural patients. You can use your time in rural area as best learning field,” senior surgical oncologist Padma Shri Kodaganur S. Gopinath said.