Doctors meet PM, seek raise in retirement age

They also batted for increasing the seats in PG and undergraduate courses, saying the present ratio of patients to doctors is very poor. 

PTI| Last Updated: May 16, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

New Delhi: A doctors' body on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that their retirement age be raised to 65 years and that the number of post graduate and under graduate seats in medical institutions be increased.

The delegation of National Medicos Organisation also met Health Minister J P Nadda later and spoke in favour of holding the National Eligibility Entrance Test. They sought the test to be held also in vernacular languages and wanted parity in the syllabus of all states.

The delegation included the organisation's president Manu Bhai Patel, former president Bharat Prabhudas Amin and Deepak Dhukla, a member of its advisory body, among others.

The delegation told the Prime Minister that there is a shortage of practising doctors as well faculty members in medical colleges and an increase in retirement age will help bridge the gap.

They also batted for increasing the seats in PG and undergraduate courses, saying the present ratio of patients to doctors is very poor.