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Govt to bear nursing tuition fee

With a view to attracting more girls towards nursing profession and join government service, the State Government has decided to bear the entire cost of tuition fee of 500 girls selected for B Sc (Nursing) in Nursing Colleges of Madhya Pradesh.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 15:26 IST

With a view to attracting more girls towards nursing profession and join government service, the State Government has decided to bear the entire cost of tuition fee of 500 girls selected for B Sc (Nursing) in Nursing Colleges of Madhya Pradesh.

Informing this to media persons here today, State Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi said the State Government would pay about Rs 55,000 annually per student for the four-year B Sc nursing course.

In return, beneficiary nurses would have to serve in government hospitals for a period of seven years or pay a bond of Rs 2 lakh, the State Health Minister added.

Nurses would also have to bear the remaining expenditure of their course including hostel fee, food etc. Vishnoi said that 2,200 posts of nurses had been created this year of which 900 had been filled up. Of the 2,200 posts, 1,200 are for rural areas while 500 each are for district hospitals and medical colleges respectively.

Selected candidates would be given admission in Nursing Colleges located at Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Damoh, Sagar and Bhind districts, the minister said.