Jammu: In protest against the proposal of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to fix 50 percent seats in Government Medical Colleges (GMC) for Postgraduate (PG) and all seats in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) for All India quota from this year. Doctors demonstrated in Jammu.
Doctors along with medical students staged a protest in front of the GMC in support of their demand for post-graduation and deferment of the idea till seats are allotted to new medical colleges in the union territory.
A protester named Dr. Sushant Kharke said, “If this idea is implemented, the interests of aspiring PG candidates of Jammu and Kashmir will be harmed, as the meager seats we have here will be further reduced.”
Clarifying this further, he said that if 50 percent of the GMC and all SKIMS seats are filled from the All India quota, then only 172 seats will be left for the local candidates.
Kharke said MBBS course has been started in newly opened government medical colleges in Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua, but PG seats have not been allotted there.
Expressing its support for this protest, the Jammu and Kashmir Students’ Association appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to consider the demand of delaying the introduction of post-snoot seats in the All India quota till the creation of PG seats in new medical colleges.
The National Conference, Congress and J&K Apni Party have supported this demand and urged the administration to reconsider the proposed move in the larger interest of the people of the Union Territory.
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