Vijayawada: Registrations of the 2017 Postgraduate pass out batch have been withheld since the Telangana State Medical Council has not received clear instructions from the TS. The situation prompted the 2017 PG batch of doctors to approach the Government on Tuesday.
Asked to comment on the situation, TSMC chairman Dr Raveendra Reddy told this correspondent that the Council has written a letter to the Principal Secretary (Medical, Health & Family Welfare) to address the issue. “We have identified the issue of the 2017 batch senior residents and apart from that we also want to make a clarification on the postgraduates who have skipped the compulsory service rule, since 2013,” Dr Raveendra Reddy said.
It may be noted that registrations of the 2018 pass out PG batch are being done.
Registrations of the 2017 pass out batch have been withheld since there are no clear instructions from the government. Among the doctors in 2017 PG pass out batch, some joined rural service as part of mandatory service last year upon passing out. In this group some may continue post June 30, some may discontinue, some have applied for leave midway into the service. Some of them have joined as tutors, etc without joining rural service.
The Director-Medical Education (Telangana) initially issued orders not to relieve anyone from the 2017 batch from rural service till June 30. But what about post June 30 is not yet clear with regards to 2017 pass outs (2014 batch), says a senior resident.
Freshly passed candidates (2015 batch) are getting their degrees registered whereas those who passed last year (2014 batch) and also did nine months of rural service are waiting with crossed fingers.