Rural doctors threaten to suspend work from August 1
Doctors, under the aegis of the Rural Medical Services Association, have alleged that the state government was denying them their duo quota in admission to MD/MS post-graduate courses in government medical colleges. They have threatened to suspend work from August 1,if the government fails to redress their grievance by then. Rural doctors have also claimed that officials in the department of health, the department of research and medical education and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences had ganged up to deny them their right to higher education.
Association office bearers claimed that those who had qualified the PG entrance exam 2013 were not allowed to attend counseling under the 60 per cent state quota seats, in spite of directions from the Punjab and Haryan high court.
"The PG quota was introduced to motivate doctors to serve in rural areas and not only to create specialists," claimed Dr Rajesh Sharma, state spokesperson of the association.The association will hold its next general house meeting on July 21.