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Medical students in J&K raise voice against pooling of MBBS seats in All India Quota

Last Updated on October 5, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Voices have been raised by the medical students in Jammu and Kashmir to oppose the decision of government to pool MBBS and post-graduate seats in the all India quota from the current session.

Medical students have opposed the decision of pooling of 15% of its MBBS seats in All India Quota (AIQ ) and 50% seat sharing for PG Medical course.

Medical students doing undergraduate courses and post graduate courses told Greater Kashmir that the government is being unfair to them and added that their future is at stake.

They said that only students from Jammu and Kashmir should be eligible for postgraduate and undergraduate seats.

One of the students said that there will be rise in unemployment among doctors in Jammu and Kashmir as contributing these medical seats in the All India Quota will create job problems. Student further added that this decision will negatively impact students.

According to the students, pooling will result in reducing the doctor-patient ratio that would worsen J&K’s healthcare delivery system.

Dr. Muzaffar Amin, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) GMC Srinagar’s spokesperson, told Greater Kashmir that the healthcare system in J&K will undoubtedly be impacted by the fact that non-local doctors will get degrees and return to their home states to serve their people.

“Participating in the All India Quota for MBBS and PG seats would be against the rights and interests of JK aspirants. Our post graduates are working in Casualties, wards in every hospital. We mostly talk in native language with our patients. There will be a language barrier,” he said.