Medical students will have to sign bonds to serve in UP’s re
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that medical students will have to sign bonds to serve in remote areas after attaining their degrees to correct a huge imbalance in the doctor to patient ratio.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said doctors graduating from state government-run medical colleges with an MBBS degree in Uttar Pradesh will have to work in the villages for two years. The doctors completing post-graduation — MD and MS — will have to work in rural areas for a year, he said.

“The government invests Rs 10 crore to produce a doctor. Students will have to sign bonds undertaking to serve in remote areas after attaining degrees,” Adityanath said at a press conference in Agra after addressing the first episode of the ‘Highway to Progress’ programme of HT’s sister publication Hindustan.

The BJP’s high profile chief minister did not say when the exercise of signing bonds will begin.

According to the National Health Profile, 2018, released by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence — the health intelligence wing of the Directorate General of Health Services under the Health Ministry, the doctor to patient ratio in Uttar Pradesh is 1:19,962.

“Many doctors deputed to village do not attend,” Adityanath said and acknowledged that his government was working to boost the number of colleges in the state.

“We are working on it. Till 2016, there were only 16 medical colleges. Now, 15 new medical colleges are coming up,” he said.

Adityanath also said that child mortality due to encephalitis has come down substantially in Uttar Pradesh and that he hoped the scourge of eastern UP would be eliminated in two years.

“In eastern UP more than 50,000 children died in past but casualties have fallen sharply and Swachh Bharat mission helped to bring down the deaths. In two years we will end encephalitis,” the chief minister said.

Almost 100 children had died of encephalitis in the summer of 2017 at the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur.

Twenty-three infants died within 24 hours at the BRD hospital in August 2017 after its oxygen supply was stopped since it failed to pay dues to the supplier.

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Dr. A●●●●●●h S●●●h Internal Medicine
If government spends money to make a mbbs then why they take admission fee, exam fee n all. . if they want the mbbs to serve in return they have to make every thing free to them including books.. . lame excuse by government
Sep 25, 2019Like3
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
Debatable decision, but in the prevailing situations of scarcity of quality doctors, may be it is wise, ONLY if adequate remuneration is given to the doctors who are so employed in remote areas.
Sep 28, 2019Like
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S●●●●m S●●●●a Psychiatry
I think it' s a good decision, because no one cares about rural communities
Oct 6, 2019Like