Bangalore: Rural Service to be Made Mandatory for Fresh MBBS Graduates
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore
Bangalore, Feb 6: Rural service is likely to be made mandatory for all fresh medical or MBBS graduates in future, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda told the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Monday.
He said the State Government was keen to ensure that the people in rural areas were provided with quality health service.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the government wanted to bring a legislation to make rural service mandatory for all fresh MBBS doctors.
He urged the opposition parties and general public to support the Government’s initiatives to ensure that its health centres in rural areas got qualified medical doctors.
On an average 2,500 candidates passed out from medical colleges in the State. But unfortunately, the Government was not able to post qualified doctors in its health hospitals in the rural areas as almost all the fresh doctors declined to take up postings in rural areas after recruitment.
Nearly 1200 doctors were appointed in the last two yeas but a good number of them quit the service. Many doctors posted in rural areas quit the jobs.
About 600 specialists would be appointed soon by evolving a new set of guidelines, he said.
Taluk level hospitals at Gudibande and Bagepalli in Chikballapur district would be upgraded to 100 bed hospitals and construction work of the buildings would be completed in the next two months.
More doctors and paramedical staff would be posted at both hospitals after completion of the construction work, he added.