Chandigarh Students completing MBBS studies from government medical colleges in Haryana will now have to put in compulsory service for two years at state-run hospitals.

Health minister Anil Vij has said this will help minimise shortage of doctors in the state. He was presiding over a meeting of the Haryana Medical Education and Research Department on Thursday.

An official release quoted the minister as saying that “Around 800 doctors from four government hospitals will be available in two years.”

He also disclosed that seats at the dental college of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Science in Rohtak had been increased from 60 to 100.

The Haryana government is considering various options to minimise shortage of doctors in the state.

This decision will help improve the availability of dentists in Haryana .

Union Health Minister J P Nadda would be the chief guest at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Government Medical College in Bhiwani.

About a request by the officials of the Gold Field Medical College in Faridabad to bring it under the ambit of the state, Vij said the matter would be placed before the chief minister for a decision.