Mah govt to make one yr internship compulsory for docs

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Mumbai, Jul 17 (UNI) In a move to strengthen the medical services in rural areas of the state, the Maharashtra government will introduce a bill, which will make one year internship in rural areas compulsory for the MBBS doctors.

The doctors would not be able to skip the same by paying a bond of Rs one lakh.

Health minister Dr Vimal Mundada, in response to a question raised by Devendra Phadanvis (BJP) and others during question hour, told the legislative assembly that the government wants proper health services for rural areas.

''More than 50 per cent of the doctors opt for paying a bond of Rs one lakh instead of serving in rural areas,'' Dr Mundada said.

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