VIJAYAWADA: After the Hyderabad High Court stayed the GO 99 issued by the State government, the admissions to senior resident-ship were put on hold on Friday. The Director of Medical Education clearly instructed all the medical college managements in the State to stop the counselling process for senior resident-ship of PG Medical students until the further orders of the court. Meanwhile, medical students welcomed the order.
The High Court cancelled the GO 99 which is mandating that PG students who have completed their medical course in private colleges must work for one year in the hospital of the same college instead of opting to work in government hospitals. The court ordered that the PG students have the right to choose the options in the case of service matters and stayed the GO 99.
According to the GO, all the PG medical students admitted under Convener quota, both degree and diploma, must go for a compulsory government service by working in the public sector hospitals for a period of one year after successful completion of their academic programme. The candidates admitted under the management quota shall work as senior resident for a period of one year in their parent institution (private hospital).
Speaking to Express, Dr T Shilpa, PG medical student, said, “We are very happy over the court’s order. Our motto is to do service for the underprivileged and for that, we demanded the government to take back the GO 99. The department should cancel the counselling took place on July 12 for the students of convener quota and conduct a fresh one for Senior residentship.”
In fact, even after the court order, a few private colleges are not releasing the PG academic certificates to the students stating that the court order copy must reach the managements officially.Meanwhile, the Director of Medical Education sent a circular to all the colleges asking them to hold the counselling process for Senior resident-ship, for both private and convener quota students. Those who have joined the hospitals by now should skip the duties until the final decision from the court.
“We are discussing the issue with the higher officials and after that we would frame a fresh guidelines and issue a GO. We are also trying to constitute a committee and and discuss the issue,” said N Subbarao, DME.