Ajmer, Nov 26 (UNI) Medicos of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College here have begun an indefinite strike in protest against the proposed one year compulsory rural posting being made part of their course curriculam.
According to the agitating students, with the inclusion of compulsory rural posting being made part of their curriculm, the number of years of the MBBS course will go up by a year to six-and-a half from the present five-and-a-half years.
Medicos pointed out that this would adversely affect the income of the families of the medical students as they have to incure an additional expenditure for one more year in the form of fees and other expenses and a time lag of one year in their income earning capacity.
''The medical students can not replace a doctor as they were not capable enough to treat serious patients. The step frught with serious risk to the life of the patients of the rural areas,'' they pointed out, adding that the government is passing its responsibility of providing health services to the people in the rural areas to the medical students and wash its hands of its responsibility.