Docs going to US for studies will have to sign bond for return
"From this year onwards, any student going for further medical education to the US will have to give us a bond that he will come back after finishing the studies. In the last three years, 3000 doctors went abroad for studies and did not return. Now if a student does not come back from the US, he won't be allowed to practice there," Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
He said the US from this year onwards is insisting on a government NOC to every student enrolling with an American institute for studies.
"No other country except the US is asking for this NOC. Those who apply to go to the US for studies from 2012, will have to give us a bond saying they would come back after finishing the studies. If they don¿t fulfill the bond obligation, we can write to the US to deny the student permission to practice," Azad told reporters here.
The minister also expressed the hope that the MCI will give its approval to the proposed three-year Bachelor of Rural Health Care course, which seeks to create a separate cadre of public health professionals in the country to serve in rural areas. He said the doctors' organisations were not interested in the course.
"Doctors' organisations are opposing the course. I have no
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