Title: Attitude Assessment of young MBBS Doctors towards Compulsory Rural Bond
Authors: Dr Priyanka Mahawar, Dr Priyanka Bhaskar, Dr Salil Sakalle, Dr Sanjay Dixit, Dr Akansha Kalra
Background: Health sector in India faces multiple challenges due to the disparate geographic distribution of human resources. National Rural Health Mission is facing several constraints; one of which is the lack of human resources, especially doctors ready to work in the rural areas.
Aims & Objectives 1) To assess views of medical student towards rural bond service,
2) To assess knowledge regarding benefits, extension & exemption of rural bond service,
Material & Methods: The present study is a cross sectional study, conducted in the randomly selected 140 MBBS Students of pre-final, final and internship batch in MGM Medical College, Indore for 4 month. Written Informed consent was to be taken from the students. The study tool of the study is Pre Designed semi structured Questionnaire, Data was entered in excel sheet and analyzed using SPSS Software, appropriate statistical test was applied wherever necessary.
Results: In our study it was found that 111(79.28 %) students visited clinical posting daily with attendance of >75%. 96(68.57 %) students found themselves capable of running a PHC, 121(87.12 %) were willing to complete the bond after completing MBBS,102 (72.85 %) of students have knowledge about the benefits of rural bond,129(92.14%) students were willing to complete the rural bond if posted in area of their choice, 121 (86.42 %) students agree that the reason for extension and exemption is P.G. preparation.
Conclusion: As rural health is suffering from lack of health facilities so students should be posted in rural area for some time during their MBBS so they get sensitized to the rural health problem.
Keywords: Students, rural bond, MBBS.