Telangana medicos are left disappointed over their right in share of seats for super speciality course in NIMS. After the bifurcation, medicos from the state feel that that justice has not been rendered by the administration in granted them their share of seats in super speciality seats in NIMS. This is especially for courses in cardiology and neurology.
The rules allow 42 seats in 10 types of super-speciality courses for Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema. This is further divided in the ratio of 42, 36 and 22 respectively.
Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association (TJUDA) has however implied that they have been given fewer seats than the allotted number to them.
A media report quotes one such example of Dr Annakula Ramu, who is an MD in general, medicine. Even though he holds the 4th rank in neurology entrance exam held by NIMS this year in June, it is strange that he is not expected to get a seat in DM neurology.
“There is gross violation of reservation rule in Nims superspecialty courses. Out of seven reserved seats in DM neurology at Nims, Andhra is alloted three seats as its share, but what’s strange is that Rayalaseema and Telangana are earmarked two seats each despite their share being different,” said Dr Ramu to TOI.
22% quota allotted to Rayalseema is being considered equivalent to Telangana’s given share of 36% seats. Dr Ramu is seeking answer to these questions from the state government.
TJUDA state president Dr G Srinivas implied that this flaw in the reservations of seats is also being replicated in DM cardiology. This course has an allocation of seven seats. According to him, Andhra is given three seats, Rayalseema and Telangana two each.
Also, the state government is spending Rs 200 crore every year to maintain and pay salaries for NIMS. Therefore, Telangana medicos should be granted preference for admission in super speciality courses, implied Srinivas further.
When contacted by TOI, Dr K Manohar, Nims director, admitted that Telangana medicos are unfairly losing extra super speciality seats to Andhra. “We have sought legal opinion in this case. We will proceed as per their opinion.” he said, adding that till then, admissions would be held up.