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Rural tribal service to be mandatory for PG doctors in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad : The post-graduate medical students who complete their course with government support in Andhra Pradesh will have to compulsory offer one-year service in rural and tribal areas. The government has taken a policy decision in this regard and necessary orders will be issued soon, Andhra Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) MT Krishna Babu said.

Krishna Babu told reporters that about 400 students pursue post-graduate medical education with the government support in the state every year under Category-A. “Initially, we wanted to make it compulsory for all post-graduates but now we have decided to restrict it to Category-A students only. This will ensure availability of adequate numbers of specialist doctors in rural and tribal areas,” the Principal Secretary said. “We are focused on improving health care services, particularly in rural and tribal areas. We will soon have one health hub in each district with specialist doctors,” he added.