T S Singh Deo, the health minister of Chhattisgarh, wrote to the Union government on Friday, requesting that students returning from the war-torn Ukraine be allowed to join in medical institutes in the state after passing a test. Singh Deo raised concern over the future of these students in a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
"Given the current state of affairs, it's unclear when normalcy will return to Ukraine." Many students from Chhattisgarh and other states who are studying medical degrees in the state have returned home, concerned about their future education. Even their parents, who have invested hard-earned money on their children's education, are anxious, according to Singh Deo.
“I personally feel that if these students are absorbed in medical colleges in the country through a prescribed procedure, they would happily accept it," the letter said.
The students who complete medical education in foreign countries undergo a test to qualify as doctors in India, and such a procedure should be adopted in the case of those who are returning from Ukraine with their education incomplete, Singh Deo said.
Additional seats can be created in medical colleges to absorb the students who clear such a test, the minister said.