Friday 20 July 2018 2:37 AM UTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM July 20: About 10,000 MBBS doctors registered in Kerala are jobless, as per the approximate statistics prepared by Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). IMA said that the allegations that there are no sufficient doctors for service are false, Mathrubhumi reported.
60,000 doctors have registered in the modern medicine department in the Travancore Cochin Medical Council. Among them, 7000 doctors are in government service.
About 200 queries per day are received in the leading hospitals in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram seeking job openings. Majority of them have completed MBBS from abroad. They keep visiting even the small hospitals for job and are willing to work for even Rs 15,000.
There is strict competition existing in the temporary vacancies in government hospitals and ESI dispensaries. Earlier, the hospitals used to search for doctors but it has stopped now. The job opportunities in foreign countries also have reduced.
The allegation that there are not enough doctors arise during the medical admission period in June and July. IMA alleges that some lobbies that work for trafficking students to foreign medical colleges are behind these fake claims. The medical colleges will be in the same situation as the present engineering colleges in three years.
The teachers of two private medical colleges in Thiruvananthapuram were not paid their salary for 6 months. Finally, when they moved to strike against this, the issue was settled by offering one month’s salary.
IMA state secretary Dr. N. Sulfi said that it is time for a reorganisation in medical education sector. New medical colleges should not be started in both government and private sectors as the unemployment of doctors is too intense.
The parents who send their children abroad spending huge amounts should also think about the unemployment in this field, Dr. Sulfi added. Courtesy Mathrubhumi.
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