1 year Compulsory service to be Mandatory for MBBS, PG Medicos in Haryana
Chandigarh: In Haryana state, all MBBS, UG and PG medical students who are enrolled to at Government Medical Colleges (GMC) will have to sign the bonds with the government for mandatorily providing health services in the state for one year.
In pursuance to the directives of Health Minister Anil Vij, the Ministry has started working in into this plan. Initially, it will be applicable in government medical colleges, later it will also be applied to private medical colleges.
“I would present a bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the Vidhan Sabha, which begins from August 2, mooting one year of government service for medical students studying in government-run medical colleges,” Health Minister Anil Vij stated.
The minister said that after this bill gets passed in the Vidhan Sabha, new MBBS pass-out students will join state-based government hospitals every year. This will strengthen the health services in the state, he informed Pioneer adding that more than 450 posts of doctors are lying vacant over the last many years.
There are more than 850 MBBS seats in five government-run medical colleges in the state, which include Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana; Kalpana Chawla Govt. Medical College, Karnal; Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha; Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College at Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat and Shaheed Hassan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat.
250 MBBS seats were increased in these medical institutes corresponding to the implementation of reservation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
In these medical colleges, it is mandatory for the students of MBBS to provide their health services in the state one year after completing their degree. They will be recruited as GDMO and house surgeons.
This will reduce the shortage of house surgeons in PGIMS, while the lack of doctors in the state will also vanish. At the same time, one-year medical service will be mandatory for the PG medicos in the government institute. The PG medicos will be given the post of Medical Officer Specialist in the state. With these doctors, the lack of specialist doctors in the state will be far away.
“It is mandatory for the students of MBBS and MD degree to work in the state for one to two years. In order to implement this rule, there is a continuous dialogue with top officials of the Government and Health Department. This will reduce the shortage of house surgeons in PGIMS and lack of doctors in the health department. It will benefit the people of the state and health services will be improved,” Dr RK Yadav, Director, PGIMS informed Amar Ujala.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the Haryana Government offered incentives to PG medical aspirants who intend to pursue PG courses including MD, MS, MDS for the academic session 2019-2020.