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Meghalaya Govt warns action against bonded doctors

Meghalaya government is facing dire shortage of doctors while battling against the dreaded virus.

Meghalaya Government, Director of Health Services(MI), Dr Aman War

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Aug 2020 5:39 AM GMT

Meghalaya Government on Saturday has warned to take strict action against bonded doctors, if they fail to report to the state by the end of this month.

Meghalaya has been witnessing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. The state government is facing dire shortage of doctors while battling against the dreaded virus.

Talking to reporters, Director of Health Services(MI), Dr Aman War stated"We request all bonded doctors to report to the state within this month else we will be forced to give a notice that they have to repay the bond which ranges from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh,"

"We may also reveal their names if they fail to report within the stipulated time," he said while reminding that the state government had sent many candidates to study MBBS under the state quota.

Stating the fact, he said as per the bond signed by these doctors, they are not supposed to work in other private hospitals.

Dr War also estimated that there are around 50 bonded doctors who have refused to serve in the government hospitals.

The Director also added that the state government is going to advertise around 120 posts to effectively deal with the ongoing pandemic scenario in the state.

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