Staff issues of rural medical stations and rural health centers (clinics) will be solved by introducing the practice of compulsory testing for graduates of higher educational institutions.
At the beginning of the current school year, graduates will be obligatorily assigned to work in rural health facilities and rural (city) family clinics (RHF and RFC) for subsequent compulsory responsibility (training) at the place of permanent residence. This follows from the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On measures to further improve the training of medical personnel”.
To implement the intended measures, a commission is created under the Ministry of Health from among the officials of the ministry, heads of regional bodies of healthcare administrations, medical universities and organizations.
The directions of Bachelors of Medical Education, according to which graduates are distributed for compulsory study, will be defined by the Ministry of Health. The term of compulsory completion of a graduate course consists of 3 years (36 months). At the same time, the quality of training of the specialists will remain at the forefront of the healthcare.
Efforts aimed at improving the medical universities have been continuing. In this context the most serious measures are taken, including even as radical as the closure of educational institutions that do not meet the requirements of the time. Thus, efforts to stop the work of the Ferghana branch of the Tashkent Medical Academy have already begun in the 2017/2018 academic year there has been no recruitment for fresher grades. A decision on the phased closure of the branch was prescribed in the Cabinet of Ministers’ Decree «On measures to further improve field training of personnel of medical institutions». In previous years, the competition for enrolling at this university was at least 21 applicants for one quota place, and thus it used to be the highest among all higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan This state of affairs is explained by the specialization of the educational institution: there, most students were trained to work in the service of sanitary and epidemiological supervision. However, despite the popularity, the institution was unable to ensure the quality of training, and therefore faced such an unpopular decision.