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Health department enhances number of doctors eligible to study PG under trainee reserve category

KOLKATA: The state well being department has decided to allow 477 government medical doctors who had qualified NEET-PG to head for submit commencement route underneath the trainee reserve class. This comes 10 day after the West Bengal State Administrative Tribunal (WBSAT) directed the state government to allow all eligible trainee reserve medical doctors to enrol for MD/MS lessons.
According to rules MBBS medical doctors who've served government hospitals for three years and extra can learn about submit commencement lessons underneath the trainee reserved class once they get via NEET-PG examination. Every year the federal government has to allow 10% of all such medical doctors opt for submit commencement route.

"It is a positive step taken up by the health department. But the relief is temporary till the West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) conducts meaningful counselling that will end at allocation of seats," mentioned Dr Ranabir Saha, probably the most petitioners who had moved SAT.

Many like Saha opts to serve the federal government health facility once they whole their MBBS lessons within the hope that they're going to be eligible to study submit graduate route underneath the trainee reserve class once they whole 3 years of carrier.

After the NEET-PG effects were revealed in January this year, the well being department on February 28 came out with a notification the enlisted simplest 237 medical doctors eligible underneath trainee reserve class. This brought about 115 in-service medical doctors who qualified NEET-PG move WBSAT. They argued that a minimum of 450 medical doctors were eligible for trainee reserve consistent with government's own 10% reservation policy. SAT on April 2 directed the state government to facilitate all eligible trainee reserve medical doctors to enrol for MD/MS lessons.

"We will continue to stand by these doctors till they are allocated seats to study speciality in different medical colleges. The state needs more specialists to strengthen the health care system," mentioned Dr Sajal Biswas, general secretary Service Doctors' Forum, that has been supporting them.

Last year additionally the federal government first of all refused to take in all NEET-PG candidates who fall into the trainee reserve class simplest to relent after a Calcutta High Court directive. This week some medical doctors had sat on protest at Swasthya Bhawan for 2 consecutive days after the SAT order.

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