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Mandatory government service by medical graduates, Maharashtra
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Subject Area="Human Resources." Objective="Reduced vacancies."
Details for Reform Option "Mandatory government service by medical graduates, Maharashtra"
Summary

Action: State regulation that all graduates of government medical colleges in the state must work for one year for the government. Alternatively, the state offers medical students a scholarship in return for a money bond to work in rural areas for a certain period after qualifying.

Cost Information not available.
Place Maharashtra. (It is also common in other countries for medical students to do two years medical ' national service')
Time Frame Twelve months.
Advantages

Increases coverage: Almost all medical vacancies can be quickly filled and future shortages prevented. Education: Graduates benefit from development of public health skills.

Challanges

Motivation: Medical officers are less motivated if they feel they are just working out their time.

Prerequisites

A state government order.

Who needs to be consulted

State government, government medical colleges.

Risks

Sustainability

Good.

Chances of Replication

Good.

Comments

None.

Contact

Submitted By

ECTA PROD team, New Delhi. July 2002.

Status Active
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