Medicos in TN renew stir

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Chennai, Oct 23 (UNI) Medicos in Tamil Nadu today decided to renew their agitation, protesting against the Centre's move to extend MBBS course to six and a half years by making one year rural postings compulsory for them.

Medical Students Agitation Committee, in a release here said they were forced to renew their agitation as Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who had assured to resolve the issue after forming a high-level committee, was going back on his words.

Contrary to his assurance, Dr Ramadoss was now giving an impression that the students would be given MBBS degree only if they completed the one-year rural postings after their five and a half year course, the students said.

''This has forced us to renew our agitation and we will soon come out with the mode of agitations,'' they said.

As a mark of protest, Medicos in the city attended classes wearing black badges today.


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