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- On November 30, 2022, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, after a meeting with a delegation of students in Chandigarh, informed that the state has made several important changes in the MBBS bond case keeping in mind the demands of MBBS students .
- After the new changes in the MBBS bond policy, while the state has reduced the time limit of the seven-year bond agreement to 5 years, this five-year has also included PG studies, that is, in a way, the bond time limit will now be two years.
- Apart from this, the bond amount has been reduced from 40 lakh to 30 lakh earlier. Out of this, if the fee is reduced, then this amount will be about 25 lakh and it has also been decided to give a discount of 10 percent for girls. This amount does not include the institute's fees.
- It has also been decided in this policy that if any untoward incident happens to a student studying MBBS, then his family will not be forced to pay the bond amount.
- This policy states that a government job (contracted) will be given to an MBBS student within one year after studies. Apart from this, if a student takes up a private job after completing his studies and his salary is less than the salary being paid by the government to the medical officer, then he will not have to pay the bond amount unless his salary is equal to or more than the salary of the medical officer. In such a situation, the government will offer him a contracted job.
- It is worth mentioning that the Haryana government has run many schemes like Chirayu, Ayushman Bharat and Nirogi Haryana, which have been started to provide the best health facilities to the people of the state. Apart from this, medical colleges are being built in all the districts in the state and government hospitals are being opened, due to which the government will need a large number of doctors in the coming time.
- The Chief Minister said that at present, the number of medical colleges, dental colleges, homeopathic colleges and nursing colleges etc. has increased in the state. In 2014, there were 7 medical colleges in the state and MBBS seats were only 700. During the tenure of the present government, 6 colleges were opened and now the number of MBBS seats has increased to 1735.
- He said that there is a plan to open medical colleges in every district of the state. Medical colleges are coming up in many districts and as soon as the construction work of these medical colleges is completed, 3000 students will be admitted for MBBS.
- MBBS seats have been increased in the state and these seats will be increased in future also to meet the shortage of doctors.
- The state government aims to meet the target of deploying one doctor above the population of 1000. This criterion has been set by the World Health Organization.
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