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Andhra Pradesh makes one year bond service mandatory, Rs 40 lakh penalty for PG medicos, Rs 50 lakh for SS
Vijayawada: One year bond service has been made mandatory for the Post-graduate and super-specialty medical students of Andhra Pradesh who will be admitted to the State quota seats.Issuing a Government Order in this regard, the State Health Department announced that the PG medical and super specialty students who will join the courses in the academic year 2022-2023 and onwards will...
Vijayawada: One year bond service has been made mandatory for the Post-graduate and super-specialty medical students of Andhra Pradesh who will be admitted to the State quota seats.
Issuing a Government Order in this regard, the State Health Department announced that the PG medical and super specialty students who will join the courses in the academic year 2022-2023 and onwards will mandatorily execute a bond and promise to serve the government for one year.
As per the order, the doctors will be required to join the service within 18 months of the completion of their respective medical courses and if case of failure to comply with the bond terms, the doctors will be liable to pay a penalty amount of Rs 40 lakh. In case of the Super-specialty students the bond amount is Rs 50 lakh.
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In this regard, the order issued by the Principal Secretary of Health Medical and Family Welfare, MT Krishna Babu clarified that the PG medical and Super-specialty students who will take admission to government medical colleges under the State quota and Category-A seats in the private medical colleges will have to serve the Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidya Parishad or the Director of Medical Education (APVV/DME) hospitals, adds the New Indian Express.
Already, Dr. YSR University of Health and Science has also issued a notification confirming the bond rules and speaking about it, the registrar Prof of the University Prof. CH Srinivasara pointed out that the bond system existed during 2013-2017 for the PG medical students.
However, the daily adds that the students are not so happy with the order. They pointed out that the CHS, PHC, and the Government hospitals lacked the adequate facilities for utilizing the specialisation of these students.
Speaking about this, a top NEET-PG rank holder from Vijaywada, however, made it clear that the students would not object to such arrangements if the Government could provide the facilities. The aspirant also alleged that the government was disinterested to appoint permanent doctors to the PHCs, CHCs and the health facilities.
Meanwhile, some students are upset with the timing of the order, since it had been issued after the commencement of the first round of national and state counselling. While commenting on this, another PG medical aspirant alleged such a policy to be discriminatory since the bond terms have been made mandatory for the State quota students only and not the others.
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