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Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said this is in addition to the MCI's approval to admit 850 students in the MBBS course in seven new medical colleges in the State.
If students had already taken the NEET exam, it could have injected a dedicated pool of young doctors into hospitals at this time.
The review meeting took place amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed due to the surge in the Covid cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.
In a report to the government, a Group of Ministers has recommended shortening the five-and-a-half-year MBBS course by a year.
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GoM on health has also recommended two-year mandatory rural posting of doctors before awarding them MBBS degrees.
Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association objected to Delhi govt’s 18 November order that asked hospitals to engage medical students, interns to assist Covid doctors.
The selection will be made by the Medical Council Committee through online application on the basis of NEET-2020 rank. The state and UT govt will certify the eligibility.
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Officials say the move will ensure there are more specialists in district hospitals., and will also help PG students understand the district health system better.
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