Centre may take relevant steps to rehabilitate medical students returning from Ukraine

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New Delhi : The central government may take relevant steps to rehabilitate medical students returning from the war in Ukraine, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Asked about the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis and how the central government is planning to rehabilitate thousands of medical students returning from the conflict zone, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said: “This is a difficult time. Relevant steps will be taken by the appropriate department in future. ”

Agarwal said this at a press conference on Thursday.

As the fate of thousands of Indian medical students in war-torn Ukraine hangs in the balance, the country’s doctors’ union has called for a special provision under the National Medical Commission (NMC) to consider transferring such students to medical colleges. Other countries are valid. This will ensure the eligibility of foreign medical graduates to apply for the entrance exam in India for the NEET-FMG (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam).

Ukraine’s state-run universities have been attracting Indian students for years by providing quality medical education at low cost. According to the country’s Ministry of Education and Science, there are approximately 18,095 Indian students in Ukraine.

The incident took place in the wake of the shooting death of an Indian student in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It comes at a time when the Indian government is trying to evacuate Indian nationals from Ukraine.

Amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, thousands of emerging medical students have safely returned to India to compromise their studies. On February 24, Russia launched a massive military offensive in Ukraine. Thousands of Indians, including medical students, are stranded in the conflict zone.

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