Bhubaneswar: The State Government has finalised new bond policy for those who after completing Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and purse post graduation (PG) or super specialist courses and don’t serve a minimum of two years in Odisha.
Skipping the new and mandatory clause of serving Government hospitals or medical colleges for two years can cost medical passouts heavily in up to Rs 2 crore in Odisha.
“Now, PG students have to pay Rs 1.5 crore and those pursuing specialisation have to deposit Rs 2 crore,” informed Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Das on Friday.
The new policy came into force from the current year.
Maintaining that MBBS graduating from State-run medical colleges will have to compulsorily work under Odisha Government for two years, the Minister said that the move was aimed at addressing the shortage of doctors in the State.