Faced with an acute shortage of specialists in government hospitals, Haryana's health department has decided to sponsor post-graduate studies of doctors on the condition that they work with the state for a certain number of years. That is not all. The health department is even willing to allow these doctors to go in for higher studies -- for super specialty in their respective fields of expertise. "Doctors would be sponsored for higher studies with full pay in the specialties where there is shortage of specialists. Their study period would also be treated as service period for all intent and purposes," Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said.