"This will further increase one year of their education for post graduation and super specialty education which under the present scenario is already too long. Under the present system, doctors end up spending nearly 13 years studying," said IMA secretary general Narendra Saini.

The IMA, which is the representative body of doctors across the country, questions the practicality of the decision, he said.

The government has recently decided to make it compulsory for medical graduates (MBBS) to provide one year compulsory rural service to be eligible to apply for entrance test for post graduation.

(Agencies)

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