Indian Medical Association has asked the centre to make rural service a part of the medical curriculum to solve the problem related to the compulsory rural service. But the officials suggested that to have six months of rural service for MBBS students and six months for post-graduate students, so that they can understand service and work in challenging environment where the set-up, tools, and medicines are limited, by developing their confidence towards the work, Aggarwal said.
But the students are against the norm. The strike in Telangana demonstrated that junior doctors were not ready to budge on their opposition; their intervention took the issue to the high court to bring them back to work. According to IMA it is a community health centre, public health centre or a district hospital, the real experience can be obtained by this rural service. Reacting to the issue the junior doctor’s association sai kiran said that…we are not against the rural service but if you include it in the curriculum so that it saves time to the students.
As students are spending more time studying and one more year of service was proving to be very taxing.