By Our Correspondent
LUCKNOW : On September 23 UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said
that those graduating from government medical
colleges in the state will have to compulsorily work in
villages for two years unless they go in for higher
Those pursuing MD and MS will have to work in rural
areas for a year, he said at a function to mark the
first anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Diwas.
“The doctors will be made to fill up bonds. Those who
did MD and MS will also work for one year in rural areas
and no one will be allowed to influence the government
for internship,” Yogi said.
At the time of admission, the aspirants will have to
a bond that they will work in rural areas, he said. This
he said will overcome the shortage of doctors, especially in
the rural areas.
Legal experts, however, say that this is all wishful
thinking because the move will not stand in a court of
Out of the 18,000 sanctioned posts of government
doctors, 5,000 are lying vacant in Uttar Pradesh.
A medical graduate spends Rs 5 lakh to get an MBBS
degree from a government medical college, whereas he has
to spend a crore to get the same degree from a private
medical college. The state government has already
decided to open 15 new medical colleges in various
districts. Admission in seven new medical colleges will
start from the current academic session.
The academic session in the remaining eight medical
colleges will begin next year.
The number of MBBS seats was increased in BRD Medical
College, Gorakhpur, as well as in Rae Bareli and
Gorakhpur AIIMS, he said.
The state government sent a proposal to the Central
government to open 15 more medical colleges. The medical
colleges will be set up strategically to cater to health
services in a minimum of two districts. Only 12 medical
colleges were opened from 1947 to 2012, he said.
Adityanath said, along with human resources, the state
health department was using technology like telemedicine
to provide services to the people residing in far-flung
areas. The satellite centre of KGMU, Lucknow, which has
been opened in Balrampur district, will be upgraded as a
The state government was also operating on life support
ambulances to transport patients from far-flung areas to
hospitals, he said.
Highlighting the success of the PM Jan Arogya Yojana,
the chief minister said around 1.18 crore families
benefited from the scheme while 8.45 lakh families
benefited from CM Jan Arogya Yojana.The state government
has distributed Ayushman golden cards to 1.89 lakh