JUDA strike: Government tightens the noose, resigning doctors will have to pay tuition fee as per bond paper

Staff ReporterUpdated: Saturday, June 05, 2021, 12:41 AM IST
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Junior doctors outside Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal on Tuesday . | File Photo

BHOPAL: The government has started tightening noose on striking junior doctors as despite the High Courtís order directing them to resume duty by Friday, they have refused to budge. The striking medicos had resigned en masse on Thursday after an ultimatum from the MP High Court to return to work within 24 hours.

Junior doctors have been told that if they resigned they will have to pay tuition fee as per bond paper which they had signed at time of admission according to MP MBBS, BDS admission act,2018/2019 which is applicable on all who have taken admission from 2018 and onward.

DME commissioner Nishat Warbade, on Friday, has clarified that junior doctors, if they resign, they will have to pay Rs 10 lakh according to bond papers signed at time of admission as per MP MBBS, BDS admission Act, 2018/2019, in government medical colleges for those who had taken admission in 2018 and 2019.

Similarly, they will have to pay Rs 30 lakh in case of private medical colleges if they have taken admission in 2020. Junior doctors will have to pay entire fee fixed for MBBS and Dental for private colleges.

MP MBBS, BDS† admission act is applied to all students who have taken admission from 2018.

The High Court, on Thursday, condemning the Junior Doctors Association (JUDA) strike during the corona time, had said that doctors should not have resorted to strike in this unprecedented difficult time. The court had ordered the striking doctors to resume duty by Friday, however, the medicos are adamant to continue with their strike until their demands were met.

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