Times of India | 4 days ago | 23-09-2022 | 05:41 am
AHMEDABAD: The state health department has appointed 61 superspecialty medical students on one-year mandatory duty as teachers at various hospitals. This is part of their bond obligation. Sources said this is the first time that the health department has appointed superspecialty medical students on bond duty. In a notification dated September 21, the department ordered the 61 students to report to duty in the next 10 days. The notification says that if they fail to report to duty or complete this mandatory one-year tenure, the students will have to pay Rs 50 lakh to the department as their bond obligation. The notification says that the hospitals where they have been appointed as teachers will have the power to assign them to any facility that requires their services. Sources said that a group of superspecialty medical students had filed a case against the health department regarding the bond issue. The students told HC that the state government should not make them write bonds as superspecialty students are not from the state quota but admitted in the all-India quota. The students said they were not informed about mandatory bonds while being admitted but were made to sign bonds just before the exams. The health department makes state quota PG students from government-run medical colleges sign bonds amounting to Rs 40 lakh each.