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Rajasthan: 134 specialist doctors face cancellation of RMC registration for not joining government hospitals

February 1, 2018, 3:20 pm

SMS Hospital

Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has served notices on 134 specialist doctors, warning them that their Rajasthan Medical Council (RMC) registration would be cancelled if they didn’t join duty at government hospitals in the state. A penalty of Rs 30 lakh will also be imposed on them. These doctors were under a contract to join government hospitals in the state for at least five years after completing their post gradation (PG) studies. They were to be appointed at district hospitals, sub-district hospitals, community health centers (CHC) and hospitals attached with medical colleges in Rajasthan. But they didn’t join the duty. The directorate of medical health and family welfare has taken this non-compliance of the contract terms seriously and served notices on these doctors. Director, public health Dr VK Mathur said that the action was being taken as these doctors had not complied with the contract terms. “They have to serve at government hospitals for at least five years. This is the final warning. No action will be taken against the doctors who join in the next few days,” said Dr Mathur. As per the rules, doctors in Rajasthan have to provide services at government hospitals for at least five years after completing their PG. Rajasthan is grappling with the problem of the scarcity of specialist doctors in government hospitals.

First published: September 1, 2017