The Haryana government’s bond policy has evoked all-round criticism from the MBBS students and hundreds of undergraduates medical students are protesting against this since last 26 days. The policy mandates students to work for the state government for seven years on completion of their course.
Under the bond policy, the doctors “need to work for a specified period of time in a state-run hospital after their graduation and postgraduation course is completed. If doctors fail to do so, they will have to pay a penalty to the state or medical college”.
In Haryana, the MBBS students studying in government institutions have to sign Rs 36.40 lakh tripartite bond at the time of admissions to ensure that they serve for the government for seven years. The students are protesting against the policy arguing that the bond amount is “huge and unjustified”, and the seven year is a “long tenure”.
Meanwhile, the health ministry is working to scrap the bond policy for doctors. The National Medical Commission has also said that since the bond policy was introduced, the scenario of medical education has changed in the country and therefore, it may be worth reviewing.
Founder of Federation of All India Medical Association Dr Manish Jangra said, “We are protesting against the policy as seven years is a long tenure and they are expecting doctors to be bonded labours for seven years… Out of total 1,200 vacancies for doctors in Haryana, 8,000 aspirants had applied. If govt thinks the crisis of doctor in the state, why not they select all those who had applied instead of such inhuman bond.”
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also joined the students’ agitation on Saturday. The IMA national president Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh, along with Dr. Jayesh Lele, and IMA’s Haryana president Dr. Punita Hasija and others joined the agitating students at PGIMS, Rohtak.
Dr. Singh assured the students that the whole medical fraternity around the nation supports the protest. The doctors of IMA will be beginning with a relay hunger strike across all the districts of the state until the demands of students are met.
Government’s talks with the doctors will resolved the matter soon: Vij
Chandigarh November 27 – Haryana Home, Health and Medical Education Minister Sh. Anil Vij said about the demonstration by doctors and talks with the government that the matter will be resolved soon and talks are going on and Chief Minister Taking cognizance himself. He said that “I think this matter will be resolved soon”.
Sh. Vij was intracting with media persons today.
Responding to the question of Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s allegation that the Bharatiya Janata Party has not set up a single power plant in the state in the last eight years, Sh. Vij said that “For this, the Bharatiya Janata Party government should be praised that as many in the same plants, the Bharatiya Janata Party government giving electricity for everyone and the Hooda government was a sloppy government, and from those plants, people’s industries were closed, people remained in darkness, people did not get electricity”. He said that “Rather, the Bharatiya Janata Party government should be patted on the back that without setting up any new plant, electricity is being given to every person, it means that during your (Hooda government’s) tenure, there used to be theft, cheating, dishonesty.”
In response to a question asked by media persons that the BJP and the RSS are trying to destroy the Constitution, Sh. Vij said that “this statement does not suit the mouth of Indira Gandhi’s grandson Rahul Gandhi, who imposed Emergency in the country by trampling the Constitution and Abrogated fundamental rights”. He said that “all over the country people were picked up and put in jail and tortured and people were kept in jail for two-and-a-half years, the same Indira Gandhi’s grandson does not behove when he talk about constitution and democracy”. Sh. Vij said that “Indira Gandhi demolished many more elected state governments during her tenure, even in our times, the situation has deteriorated in some states, but we did not use the section of the constitution under which elected governments can be toppled because the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS worship the Constitution and democracy”.
Responding to the question of Congress leader Digvijay Singh falling on the road in Manihar during Bharat Jodo Yatra, Sh. Vij said that “They are taught to do drama in the Congress party because they are disguised because they are something from inside and something from outside.” He said that by showing potholes on any one road, they will say about all the roads, this is not a reasonable thing.
In response to a question regarding Kejriwal’s statement that if the ED and CBI are given to me for a day, I will show the BJP that how many people in the BJP are corrupt, the Home Minister said, “Kejriwal ji, what you show The whole country is watching the way your minister is taking rest in Tihar Jail, taking advantage of a five star hotel, how he is getting massages from rapists”. He said that the whole country is watching your thinking and philosophy of your ideology, you do not need to show anything else.
In response to a question regarding Satyendar Jain’s meeting with the jail superintendent, Sh. Vij said, “Kejriwal ji has now presented a new model, when he came for the first time, he had said that we will not form the government Formed the government, he said that we will form an honest government, how many people are there in the case of corruption, he said that we will not take facilities like other leaders and even inside the jail, you are not holding back from taking facilities”.
He said that “by showing the power of your government in the jail, you are talking to the superintendent of the jail by calling him there, what right does a prisoner have to call the superintendent of the jail to order him there or talk to him, People are seeing the ideology of Kejeriwal ji.