He was asked about the details of requirement and availability of doctors in the country, particularly in rural, remote and hilly areas.
He said the issue of compulsory rural posting of doctors has been left to the "wisdom" of state governments who are principal employers of doctors.
However, to encourage doctors working in remote and difficult areas, the MCI with the approval of government has amended the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 under which 50 per cent of seats in PG Diploma courses will be reserved for medical officers in government service who have served at least three years in remote and difficult areas among others.
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