Shillong, Aug 27: Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr on Thursday said that the students from the “others category” who had passed out their MBBS from the State government quota has not reported back even after they were asked to serve in the state health department and that they should report within this month.
It may be mentioned that these students had signed the bond with the government to serve in the State Health Department once they have passed out.
“These students did not stayed anymore in the addresses that they gave the department when they signed the bond before joining their respective institutes,” Dr. Warr said.
According to him, those from the Khasi-Jaintia and Garo categories and other Scheduled Tribe group and Scheduled Caste category has reported to the department.
The Director of Health Services said that these students should come and serve in the State.
“…or they will have to pay the amount as agreed in the bond or action will be taken against them,” Dr. Warr said.
He also said that after August 31 if such doctors do not turn up the department will issue a stern letter to them.
Dr. Warr said that the Health department have the names of such students and will find their whereabouts from the institutes that they passed.
The Director of Health Services said that a doctor who had passed from the open category from Mairang has reported to the department so far.
Dr. Warr also said that so far two doctors who had passed from the State government quota have paid the bond.
He said one paid Rs. 10 lakh and another Rs. 25 lakh.
According to him, since the year 2000 more 50 doctors have not come back to serve in the State.
The bond amount has been raised from time to time.
In 2000, the bond amount was Rs. 10 lakh, in the year 2011-12 it was raised to Rs. 25 lakh and in 2017 the bond amount was raised to Rs. 30 lakh.