Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has scrapped the rule requiring postgraduate medical students to work for a year in a government hospital. On Thursday, Mr Rao said the government will introduce a Bill in the Budget session of the Legislature in this regard, and it will be implemented from this year itself. There has been a long-pending demand from the medical community to scrap this rule. The Chief Minister has instructed the officials concerned to ensure that students who will get their PG degrees this year be registered without serving the one-year tenure in a government hospital.
The CM reasoned that since the government is appointing adequate staff in government hospitals, there is no need for PG students to compulsory work in government hospitals. In another development, he instructed that subsidies for self-employment schemes should be extended to the Most Backward Classes beneficiaries in addition to SCs and STs.