IMA national president, Dr JA Jayalal, in a statement said that if the bill implemented, all the PG medical seats will be filled by Union govt and State govts will have no role to play in the admission process
Hyderabad: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday opposed the draft PG Medical Education Regulation Bill-2021, which proposes 100 per cent Central allotment of PG medical seats. The IMA national president, Dr JA Jayalal, in a statement said that if implemented, all the PG medical seats will be filled by the Central government and State governments will have no role to play in the admission process.
At present, PG medical seats are filled through PG NEET wherein 50 per cent of seats are allocated through the All-India quota while the rest are filled by State governments, which allot the seats based on NEET PG marks through their respective Director of Medical Education (DME).
“The State medical colleges are staffed and managed by the budget of State governments and when not even 50 per cent of seats are earmarked for the respective State, the maintenance and running of the institutions will lose its priority. When the students are getting admission in non-native States, the language barrier and social contact will negatively render their services,” the IMA said.
The notification also says that the marks scored by MBBS students will be valid for three years and they can rewrite the exam only after three years, which is a great injustice for medical students in India. The revised proposals from National Medical Commission (NMC) will create uncertainty and heartburn for the students preparing for the NEET super-speciality exams, the IMA added.
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