MCI issues advisory to employ MBBS doctors as non- PG Junior residents to fight Covid-19

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Amid the corona crisis looming large over the country , and number of active cases being increased to 5709 as per Health Ministry, the Board of Governors in suppression of Medical Council of India has come up with an advisory to utilise the services of MBBS doctors as non-PG Junior Residents to manage the situation as per need.

MCI in it's circular dated 9th April, 2020 said the  need for augmenting the availability of MBBS doctors in medical colleges/ hospitals for tackling the covid 19 pandemic has been expressed in certain quarters. It states 

For utilisation of available doctors holding MBBS qualification and duly registered in State Medical Council, it is advised to consider engaging them as non- PG Junior Residents if so required by the medical colleges/ hospitals for augmenting the availability of doctors on usual terms and conditions of engaging a Junior Resident in a state in which the medical college/ hospital is located. 

The utilisation of MBBS doctors as residents is much needed and will give a boost to fight the pandemic with greater strength. 

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