Sambasivam Rao Committee to submit report in 2-3 months

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Salem, Tamil Nadu, Nov 1 (UNI) The Dr Sambasivam Rao Committee, constituted to go into the issue of one year compulsory rural posting for medicos, will submit its report within 2 or 3 months, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the Committee would visit 20 places in the country, including Chennai, Madurai or Tiruchirapalli, to ascertain the views from various quarters, before finalising its report.

The Centre would take a decision based on the Committee's report and implement the decision from the next academic year, he said.

Dr Ramadoss said only medicos in Tamil Nadu were opposed to the proposal. The issue was being politicised in Tamil Nadu, with leaders of some parties expressing solidarity with the medicos, he charged.

Medicos in Tamil Nadu opposed the move on the ground that the compulsory rural posting would make MBBS a six-and-a-half-year course.


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