GMC Srinagar doctors protest pooling of 50% PG seats in All India Quota 

Srinagar, September 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, intern doctors at government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, held a protest demonstration within the college campus against the Indian government’s recent move of allocating 50% of PG seats in IIOJK to All India Quota.

Scores of doctors assembled in the college and raised slogans in favour of their demands while stating that the move is going to be disastrous for the overall patient care as well as the doctor-patient ratio.

The doctors said that earlier, all the seats used to be available for IIOJK, however, now 50% of seats will go to the All India Quota. It means that half of the PG seats in IIOJK will not remain available for the local doctors, said Dr Tajamul Islam, one of the intern doctors.

He also said that as per the move, at the deemed Universities such as Soura Institute of Medical Science, 100% of seats there will remain available to the All India Quota. It means that just a minuscule number of local doctors will get an admission there which will wreak havoc on the healthcare system of the territory, he said.

The doctors said that the move will make the entire healthcare system collapse and will also result in unemployment which is already at its peak. They said that the initiative will create problems as the doctors who will come here will move back after doing their PGs and will subsequently leave a void in the healthcare system.

“Also, there being a language barrier, they won’t be able to communicate with the patients which will put the entire service in the long run on a freeze,” the doctors said. They demanded that the order issued by the India’s National Board of Examinations (NBE) needs to be rolled back immediately.

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