Medicos protest tabling of Bill on mandatory rural posting

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Chennai, Nov 15 (UNI) Medical students and House Surgeons today boycotted classes across Tamil Nadu in protest against the Union Health Ministry's move to table a Bill in Parliament, making one year rural posting for medicos, mandatory.

The agitation was called by Tamil Nadu Medical Students and House Surgeon's Council.

One of the council members told UNI that the medicos in all the 14 medical colleges in the state boycotted the classes in the morning and the house surgeons stayed away from hospitals.

In the city, they organised slogan shouting demonstrations in all the three medical colleges.

Later, they took out a rally from Munroe Statue to government Guest house in Chepauk to press their demand.

They were also planning to submit a memorandum to Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, seeking his intervention on the issue.

They alleged that without waiting for the report of the Dr Sambasivam committee, constituted by the Centre to go into issue, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss had announced that a Bill would be tabled in the ongoing Winter session of the Parliament to make rural service mandatory for the medicos.

UNI

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