BJD MP urges Modi to facilitate medical education of students evacuated from Ukraine

Bhubaneswar, Mar 4 : BJD MP and KIIT Founder Achyuta Samanta on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate the continuation of medical education of students evacuated from war torn Ukraine. Lauding the Prime Minister for evacuating 18,000 students from Ukraine safely, Samant urged the Prime Minister to urgently deal with the problem of academics by concretizing a policy to ensure that none of the 18000 students are left behind. β€˜It is my sincere request to one of the most youth-friendly and student-friendly Prime Minister India has ever seen to facilitate the continuation of medical education in India at Government level fees,” he said Stating that there are 605 medical colleges in India, of which 325 exist in the Private sector, Samant urged the Prime Minister and on Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to come up with a concrete policy for distributing the students to different medical colleges in India at the level they were continuing so that there is no disruption in their academics. ” Such a visionary, compassionate step will secure the future and career of the students and their parents will be relieved, the BJD MP from Kandhamal said. On average, each college will have to take into its fold 30 students spread across first to fifth year and internship which he said would not create any extra burden on the infrastructure. It will fall well within the norms and standards of the existing medical colleges without any violation, Samant said and requested the Prime Minister to see that the fees charged to students should be at par with Government College. The modalities to facilitate such an arrangement can be decided and worked on by the National Medical Council and Ministry of Health. Over 18000 students from India are on the tenterhooks and among which there are 800 students from Odisha alone. It is a traumatic situation and the war between Russia and Ukraine is unlikely to be over so soon. The war situation might escalate further with Ukraine perceptibly getting the support of other few nations which means the war is not anywhere near the end. Obviously, this standoff grows to be more agonising for the parents whose children are mostly into medical education which is completely a different course unlike other disciplines. They are all worried a lot and under huge mental pressure and agony. BD DP

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