62-day strike of junior doctors was sanctioned as a leave by CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The PG Medical Common Entrance Test was scheduled to begin from March 1 as KCR’s decision was approved. The Junior Doctors had gone on strike from September 29 to November 29, 2014, opposing the GO on one -year mandatory rural service.
Over the issue representatives of junior doctors, accompanied State Health minister C. Lakhsma Reddy, Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr Putta Srinivas met KCR. The junior doctors requested to extend the length of the house surgeon course by two months, until May 31.
And junior doctors realized accepted their mistake and assured KCR not to spark such a situation again, in future. The CM directed the Health minister and the DME to do the needful so that they can appear in their examination.
With the help of GO passed in 1997 the the DME and Health department officials had hectic talks, in order to allow the medicos to sit for the PG entrance.
In a meeting, Chief Minister, Telangana Junior Doctors’ Assocaition (TJUDA) president Dr G Srinivas that 600 juniors will be affected, belonging to the four government medical colleges–Osmania, Gandhi, Kakatiya and RIMS, Adilabad.
Minimum eligibility for the PG medical entrance is they need 75% attendance in their internship course for MBBS doctors and 80 per cent attendance in the case of PG diploma holders.
NTR Health University is conducying PG medical entrance for both AP and Telangana states.