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Doctors graduating from govt colleges will have to work in rural areas’

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Yogi Adityanath

‘Doctors graduating from govt colleges will have to work in rural areas’

Doctors graduating from Uttar Pradesh Government medical colleges will have to work in villages for two years, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said. The move is aimed to ramp up the number of doctors to cater to rural population.

While speaking at a function to mark the first anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Diwas, the Minister said doctors will have to serve in rural areas unless they go for higher studies.

“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,” the chief minister said.

Those who were pursuing MD and MS will have to work in rural areas for a year, he said.

Highlighting the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, the Minister said a total of 18 crore families have benefited through the scheme. 1.89 lakh people received golden cards in first year, he said.

“We had to face several challenges when we launched this scheme around a year back. There was a dire need to make the benefits of this scheme reach the beneficiaries in a time-bound manner. We chalked out such a strategy that could help in making this scheme reach the citizens,” he said.

“While work has been up to the mark in several districts, in other districts, the pace of execution has been slow. Such districts need to expedite the work,” the chief minister said.

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