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DOCTORS’ DEMAND: Students of K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College taking out a procession in Tiruchi in support of their demands.
DOCTORS’ DEMAND: Students of K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College taking out a procession in Tiruchi in support of their demands.

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“Withdraw decision to make rural medical service compulsory”

TIRUCHI: Students of K.A.P. Viswanatham Medical College on Wednesday boycotted classes and took out a rally here in protest against the Centre’s proposed move to make rural medical service compulsory for fresh doctors.

Over 600 graduate and postgraduate students and house surgeons marched from the K.A.P.V. Government Hospital to the Collectorate. The office-bearers of the Tamil Nadu Medical Students’ Association presented a petition containing their demands to Collector Ashish Vachhani. The students also condemned the proposed increase in the duration of undergraduate course to six and half years from the present five and half years. They demanded a three-fold increase in the salaries of doctors. Among other demands, they said appointment of doctors should be made on a permanent basis.

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