GUWAHATI, June 25 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed serious concern over non-fulfilment of commitments made by post-graduate doctors prior to their admission in the state-run medical colleges of the State.
He said that public money spent on the education of these doctors would not be allowed to go waste, a government release here today said.
As per the Assam Medical Colleges (Regulations of Admission into PG Course) 2006, a doctor after completion of his/her PG course has to serve under the State government for a minimum period of 10 years in any State government service in the Health and Allied Sector, including NHM, the release said.
In case of any breach of terms and conditions, defaulting doctors are liable to pay an amount of Rs 20 lakh as compensation to the Government of Assam on account of the expenses borne by the State government for the doctors in pursuing the post-graduate course.
�In case of failure to pay the compensation, the Government of Assam is at liberty to file money suit and to take any other legal action against the defaulting doctors,� it said.
The Chief Minister also directed the Health and Family Welfare Department to immediately initiate strict legal action against the PG doctors for violation of the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Gogoi said that such cases of violation would also be taken up with the Medical Council of India.
He suggested measures to prevent wilful neglect of responsibilities by some doctors. � PTI