Thursday, July 18, 2013

Doctors come to blows over PG quota counselling

Doctors come to blows over PG quota counselling

Doctors serving in the Punjab Civil Medical Services and Rural Medical Officers virtually came to blows today at the Baba Farid University in Faridkot where counselling to 60 per cent of the PG quota seats began this morning.

Heated arguments between the two groups of doctors resulted in the BFU admission committee delaying the counselling by several hours. The PCMS doctors were demanding that BFU should not give the benefit of extra marks to the other set of doctors for the years of service put in rural areas.

The arguments continued till the university authorities decided that neither the PCMS doctors nor the rural doctors would be given any benefit of additional marks for the number of years of service.

The Rural Medical Service Association president Dr Aslam Parvez said the decision of the BFU authorities to not give the benefit of additional marks to anyone will mean that many of their members who had served in rural areas for years will not get a seat. "For every year served in rural areas an additional mark is added to the overall merit. We were denied this benefit," he said.

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