The Joint Action Committee (JAC) members of Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (APJUDA) have decided to launch protest meetings in teaching hospitals in Hyderabad alleging ‘unilateral’ decisions in posting to rural areas by authorities.

“Postings were done without any guidelines. There was no transparency and we were not consulted,” JUDA members maintained. The PG diploma MBBS students, who have completed their course in June of this year, have so far not joined duties in rural areas. “The health officials asked us to submit our preference in rural postings. The PG medical students applied online giving their preference. After that, instead of holding counselling sessions, they simply released a list of postings on their own,” they said. Medicos alleged that the preferred choice of meritorious students was ignored during the allotment of postings in districts.