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Double Edged Sword: Bihar Introduces not one but, two Bonds for PG Medical Courses

Double Edged Sword: Bihar Introduces not one but, two Bonds for PG Medical Courses

Bihar: PG medical education in the state government colleges may become more expensive for many aspirants from now on. The dearness comes, not in the form of fees, but in the form of 2 compulsory bonds that the aspirants pursuing PG courses at government medical colleges will be made to sign.

Hindustan Times Reports that henceforth, the students desirous of taking admission in the PG courses of government colleges in the state will have to fill up two separate bonds at the time of admission – one for not quitting the course midway and another for offering at least three years’ service in the state after completing their course. The penalty of the bonds include

  1. Those leaving the PG course midway will have to pay Rs 15 lakhs to the goverment. Besides this, they will also have to pay back the stipend paid to them, apart from the amount pledged by them in the bond they sign
  2. Those who wish to avoid doing the three years compulsory rural service will have to pay penalty of Rs 25 lakhs to the government.

The bond system, followed in many states, will be introduced in the state after a decision has been taken for the same, by a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar. The decision comes in light acute shortage of specialist doctors in the district and block hospitals of the state. Vacancies in the district and block hospitals run as high as 75%

The daily goes on to add that a sizable chunk of seats of para and non-clinical courses in various medical colleges were vacant for the entire session, as those pursuing PG in these courses switch to clinical sections. “The practice led to shortage of teachers of non-clinical sections of medical colleges,” said a senior officer of the health department told HT.

“There are 477 seats for PG courses in six medical colleges, including those located at Patna, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Gaya. However, on an average, 450 students pass the courses every year,” they added.

Last year  Bihar Public Service Commission advertised for around 2700 specialist posts but only manage to recruit 600 PG doctors.

Source: with inputs
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    Dr. Dharmendra Kumar April 17, 2017, 12:11 pm

    The MBBS and PG training in Medical Colleges of Bihar is not up to the mark according to MCI guidelines in respect of Infrastructure and Manpower. Govt is running only the hospital attached with the Medical colleges.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan April 17, 2017, 12:04 pm

    Good move by the Bihar Government. I am sure more than 70 % DOCTORS after completion of pG course, will pay 25 lakhs and avoid working for the Government. The 25 lakhs too Less for the clinical SPECIALISTS. It should be minimum of a CRORE. It is alright for pre clinical subjects like Anatomy , physiology and biochemistry. And para clinical subjects it should be minimum of 50 lakh rupees. I THINK such stupid ideas are from the offices of the Babus. Babus are very good at misguiding silly Politicians with no or minimal knowledge about their ministry. ( The present Minister should have consulted some Decent Doctors who have plenty of knowledge in the Field of MEDICAL EDUCATION, instead of listening to the Babus). These Babu\’s keep on changing their DEPARTMENTS on a regular basis, and less likely to have knowledge about the system in true sense. I think it is a set back for the country to be ruled by the Babus ( Beurocrats). We badly need TECHNOCRATS for the progress of the country not the Babus. Even though it is a good decision , unfortunately going to create lot of problems to the Government ( bad name) . The Bihar GOVERNMENT should rethink and consult the Professional in that particular Field , in this case the honest Faculty Members from the Department of MEDICAL COLLEGES/ Education .

  3. No problem sirji

    Employ foreign degrees holders.

    Case closed

  4. Curse on such countries and rule makers

  5. This is called desperate decision by desperate system. Oh my poor government take 1carore from me and you first go and live with your family happily in those \’rural\’ areas. Listen you fool I can\’t live even in your so called towns then how can I go to your so called rural areas. There are many places in world which are safe, developed and resourceful. Don\’t you know the fate of such decision in other states? It has a overall negative impact.