Archives August 2008

The recent proposal of the health ministry that all MBBS graduates should spend one year's rural stint before taking up post-graduation is one idea which will be supported by all. We had been advocating scholarships for all those who want to go for higher studies and the government could make two years military or civilian service compulsory before they Take up any job. For rural upliftment a minimum one year is necessary before the doctor can build rapport with the local people and also to build a minimum infrastructure with the help of the local people. The fact that the infrastructure is very poor in villages is exactly the reason why dynamic doctors and engineers and other graduates should be sent there. Not to send teachers to villages because they don't have good schools has the logical fallacy of 'begging the question'. The schools are not good because there are more...


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