Medicos continue agitation over move to extend MBBS course

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Chennai, Nov 24 (UNI) After calling off the hunger strike, Medicos and house surgeons in Tamil Nadu continued their agitation, demanding the Centre drop its move to extend the MBBS course by making one year rural posting compulsory.

Boycotting classes for the second week, the Medicos formed human chains in front of the government medical colleges, across the state to press their demand.

They had announced the calling off of the indefinite hunger strike last evening, after Chief Minister M Karunanidhi held talks with them and assured that he would write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, urging not to extend the course by one year.

The medicos had said they were calling off the hunger strike in deference to the appeal made by the Chief Minister, but would go ahead with other modes of agitations like taking out rallies, holding demonstrations and forming human chains till the Centre conceded their demand.

They contended that they were not against serving in rural areas and willing to serve if the government appointed them on permanent basis after they secured their MBBS degrees.


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