Rural postings bill not in onoing Parliament session: Ramadoss

Rural postings bill not in onoing Parliament session: Ramadoss

Chennai: The proposed bill to make rural postings compulsory for MBBS students will not be tabled in the ongoing Parliament session, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said here Saturday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a convocation programme, he said that the Dr Sambasiva Rao Committee, set up to take the opinions of stakeholders in this issue, was yet to submit its report.

“The Committee will tour 20 small and big cities and towns in the country and present their report," he said.

He also condemned the agitation by medicos in Tamil Nadu against making rural postings compulsory.

“Some individuals are instigating them. If the students continue with the protests, only they will be affected," he said

Students in the state have been opposing the proposal since October, alleging that it would risk their career prospects.

Ramadoss pointed out that it was not his recommendation to make the rural stint compulsory, but the idea of experts in the National Rural Health Mission.

In fact, a high-level delegation of health ministers from all states also recently resolved to implement the scheme in their states, he said.

“Only Tamil Nadu is witnessing protests by medicos," he said.

Medicos had staged a protest all over tamil Nadu on 15 November, boycotting classes and taking out a rally in Chennai.