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Resident doctors at MCHs averse to joining duty at FLTCs


The Kerala Medical Postgraduate Association (KMPGA), an organisation representing resident doctors and postgraduate (PG) medical students in government medical college hospitals (MCHs) in the State, has opposed the move to put them on duty at COVID-19 First-Line Treatment Centres (FLTC) that treat asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and those with mild symptoms. They have also sought proper quarantine facilities after attending duties at COVID-19 wards.

In a release, KMPGA functionaries pointed out that the resident doctors were in the front-line of the battle against COVID-19 and they also take care of non-COVID-19 routine duties. Many postgraduate medical students, however, had of late ...


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