Nagpur: The government has been asked not to make the bridge course compulsory for the students doing graduation from Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. It should be left to the states. If there is a shortage of doctors in a state, then thus necessary arrangements can be made. In the report submitted to the Parliament on Tuesday, the Parliamentary Committee on Health Affairs has said that many doctors go abroad after medical studies in India. This is a waste of the country’s taxpayers’ money. The committee has asked the government to make such arrangements for every doctor that they have to serve in India for some time. The committee has also said that the government should make it compulsory for the medical students to work in rural areas for a year.
For this, necessary infrastructure and staff should be provided in the rural areas. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha, but the Rajya Sabha sent it to the committee. The doctors are strongly opposed to it. The committee has suggested to leave the provision to the state of making bridge courses compulsory. The committee that the state can make arrangements to meet the shortage of doctors according to their needs. It should not be mandatory. The committee has also said that the doctors who do not have the licence of the Allopathy practice should be strictly prevented from practising. There is a shortage of doctors in the rural areas, the government should provide the necessary infrastructure and diagnostic tools for health services. Deploy support staff and arrange security. It should be made necessary for every doctor to work for one year. Arrangements should be made that every doctor should serve at least one minimum time in India.
The committee has also suggested making of a medical appellate tribunal so that an appeal can be made in case of disagreement with the decisions of the Commission. The committee also suggested to increase the number of members in the medical commission from 25 to 29 and recommended that the Cabinet Secretary be the chief of search committee. The committee has opposed the provision of the removal of the staff of the existing Medical Council of India, on the formation of a commission. The committee said that there should be uniformity in the courses of Para-medical colleges.