Hyderabad: Nearly 500 students of Osmania Medical College protested against the decision of the state government to impart training to registered medical practitioners and private medical practitioners in the state.
Dr G. Srinivas, a senior resident doctor, said, “We work hard to earn a degree, while those less qualified practise in villages. They are now going to receive training and certificates. This is not fair. They will claim that they are qualified doctors with the government certificate.”
Students noted that they have to study for four and a half years and then work one year to complete the internship. For specialisation, they have to study for three years and work one year. Junior doctors asked the government to stop the training and withdraw the government order, issued in 2015.