Doctors Commissioned through Armed Forces Medical Services: 700 doctors have been commissioned during last three years

Doctors Commissioned through Armed Forces Medical Services: 700 doctors have been commissioned during last three years

 Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

07-August-2013 16:09 IST

Doctors Commissioned Through AFMS

700 doctors have been commissioned in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) during last three years.
The number of medical cadets (who opted out of service before their commissioning in the AFMS) and the serving doctors who left service by paying the bond money during the last three years, is indicated below:-

S. No.
Year
No. of medical cadets
No. of serving doctors
(i)
2010
33
Nil
(ii)
2011
26
Nil
(iii)
2012
19
Nil

 To discourage commissioned doctors from leaving, several measures have been taken by the Government. Additional marks are awarded to specialist doctors for professional qualifications while considering them for promotions by the concerned Promotion Boards. Specialists trained in Armed Forces Medical Services undertake-to serve for a period of 10 years after post graduation. Opportunities are provided to specialist officers to train further in super specialities / allied specialties which act as an incentive for them to continue to serve with the organization. For retaining trained doctors, opportunities for doing Post Graduation are also provided to them. Option of raising the amount of the bond required to be executed at the time of taking admission for MBBS course as also for doing other courses is also available with the Government for this purpose.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Dr. Chandan Mitra in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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