Centre to scrap bond system of doctors with govt hospitals

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New Delhi: The Central Ministry of Health is reportedly mulling to finalise regulations for evoking the bond system of doctors. The regulations were formulated on the basis of recommendations made by the National Medical Commission.

As per the bond system, the doctors, after completing their studies, have to compulsorily serve in a government hospital for a specific period of time. In 2019, the Supreme Court too had approved the bond system. However, the apex court had observed that there should be some general guidelines regarding this.

Meanwhile, the ministry, in 2019, appointed a commission to study about the feasibility of the bond system. In 2020, the ministry sought the opinion of the National Medical Commission about the report of the commission.

The NMC suggested that the bond regulations in various states should be evaluated again. The Ministry of Health came up with the latest regulations based on these suggestions and recommendations. 

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