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Karnataka launches compulsory service process for PG medical students

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The minister said on Saturday that the process for one-year compulsory government service has been initiated by the Medical Post Graduate (PG) in Karnataka.

Minister of Medical Education. Sudhakar said, “For the first time since the Supreme Court’s decision in August 2019, we have started the online registration process for compulsory government service after PG medical courses.”

He said that these candidates would be posted as senior residents and tutors in medical education or equivalent positions in the health department.

Counseling process for compulsory government service of successful MD, MS and diploma candidates will be conducted in July and August shortly.

“As a preliminary preparation, all the candidates who have passed have been compulsorily directed to register by 3 pm on 25 August,” an official said.

Principals and heads of institutions are tasked to ensure that graduates follow the registration process.

The Department of Medical Education has called for Karnataka Compulsory Service by the complete Medical Curriculum (Amendment) Act 2012, Section (4) by the candidates for Post Graduate.

As per this Act, one year of government service is mandatory for all medical post graduates admitted under any category in Karnataka.

Similarly, duty allocation is on first come first served basis.

He said, “Allotment will be on first come first served basis. Failing registration, they will have to lose their right to eligibility for allotment. Therefore, all candidates are compulsorily directed to register.” said.

Similarly, No Objection Certificate (NOC) will be issued for mutual registration between candidates without the support of the Director of Medical Education.

Colleges have also been instructed not to issue certificates without the support of the director.

More than a week ago, Sudhakar announced that 2,000 PG medical students were set to join the army to strengthen the state’s fight against the epidemic.

The compulsory service move comes at a time when the Karnataka Health Department is overwhelmed by Kovid’s position and shortage of doctors.

To meet the shortage, the Bengaluru civic body has already advertised some vacancies and recruited doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

The statewide Kovid tally rose to 2.64 lakh cases on Friday, with 7,571 more infections.

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