New Delhi: 29th August 2011
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed regret that despite offering several incentives young doctors are not willing to serve in rural areas. Replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the bill to extend the term of governing body of Medical Council of India by a year, Azad said he was 'disheartened' to see that doctors were not interested in serving in rural areas. The health minister said "at present if a person practices for one year in a rural area he will get 10 percent extra marks, for serving two years, it will be 20 percent and for three years, 30 percent in the entrance exam for post graduate courses".
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