Meghalaya government to review bond policy: Ampareen

SHILLONG, JULY 9: Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday said the state government will review the bond policy.
Speaking to reporters after meeting KSU delegation, Lyngdoh said, “Why is it that from year to year, the number of medical seats has been increased for students of Meghalaya and why is it that we still have this huge shortage? So we are going to review the bond (policy). We are going to review all these important concerns to ensure that doctors, who availed this from the state of Meghalaya returned to the state of Meghalaya.”
She said that the department is actively engaging with the law department for reviewing and revisiting the bond policy to ensure to a large extent, our doctors and students come back to serve the people of Meghalaya.
“It is for a very long time, doctors graduating from privieges by state are seen not to come back to the state so all of that will be attended to and we hope that as we see that there is competition in the application in the MBBS seats allotment, there should also be a responsible return to the state of Meghalaya,” she added.
According to her, there has been a proportionate increase in the medical seats allocated to Meghalaya, which got 94 seats in 2023.
“We hope that these numbers of seats will continue to proportionately increase (in coming years),” she said. \

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