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From March 1, P.G. Services of doctors are also available in rural areas: Mantri Veena George, Taluk, District and General Hospitals
Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has said that the services of PG doctors in the government and private sectors of the state will be extended to rural areas from March 1. 2nd year PG doctors in medical colleges are appointed to taluk, district and general hospitals. As per the requirements of the National Medical Commission, they are deployed as part of the training of PG students under the District Residency Program. The availability of PG doctors in specialty departments of medical colleges in hospitals from taluk level onwards will help those hospitals. The minister also stated that steps are being taken to implement referral and back referral systems to make medical colleges centers of excellence and ensure better treatment.
The final decision was taken in a high-level meeting under the leadership of Minister Veena George on December 2 to effectively implement the District Residency Program. Director of Medical Education Department has been appointed as State Level Nodal Officer and Director of Health Department as Program Coordinator. DME for smooth implementation and coordination of the project. Dr. as coordinator. C. Ravindran was appointed. A Steering Committee and a District Level Committee have been formed as part of the District Residency Programme. The Department of Medical Education has issued guidelines for the implementation of the District Residency Programme.
A total of 1382 PG doctors are appointed in various hospitals, including 854 in government medical colleges, 430 in private medical colleges and 98 in Ernakulam Amrita Institute. This includes PG doctors from 9 government medical colleges, RCC and 19 private medical colleges. Their service is available in 4 groups of 3 months each. Maximum PG doctors from medical colleges of respective districts are appointed. In districts which do not have medical colleges, they will be deployed from other districts.
They are employed in 78 hospitals ranging from taluk level hospitals with more than 100 beds. Taluk Headquarters Hospital, District, General Hospital, Mental Health Centre, Women and Children’s Hospital, T.B. Their services will be provided at the Center and Public Health Lab. This scheme will also be very beneficial for PG students. This gives an opportunity to get better training, get to know the district level health systems of the state and interact socially.
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