Serve 10 Years In State Or Pay Rs 1 Cr Fine: UP Govt To PG Medicos

Lucknow: In a major move, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday made 10 years of medical service mandatory for post-graduation medical students in the state health department.

The government has also stated that anyone failing to do so will have to pay a fine amount of Rs 1 crore.

Elaborating on the decision further, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said that the decision was applicable to those students who were pursuing the post-graduation course in state medical colleges.

In addition to this, Amit Mohan Prasad also informed that anyone leaving the course in between will be debarred from the PG degree course for the next three years.

In August, to resolve the doctor shortage crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked the doctors who completed their MD, MS, and PG diploma courses from state-run institutions to mandatorily serve at government hospitals for a certain time period.

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