- The Assam government has initiated legal action to recover Rs 20 lakh each from as many as 244 doctors who had obtained their post-graduate medical degree in 2014 for violating a commitment for serving at least 10 years under the state government.
- Since the general public visiting government health institutions have been deprived of the services of PG doctors in spite of huge amount of public money invested on them by the state government, the public money would not be allowed to go waste.
- In case of failure to pay the compensation, the government of Assam can file money suit and take any other legal action against the defaulting doctors.
- Gogoi on Thursday also directed officials to take steps to prevent such willful neglect of responsibilities by some doctors.
- All candidates seeking admission to PG courses in medical colleges of the state would have to furnish bank guarantee of sufficient amount so as to safeguard the interest of the people seeking medical care.
Source: The Indian Express