5 months on, education of Indian med students from Ukraine still uncertain

Earlier this year, the country watched with bated breath while around 18,000 Indian medical students in Ukraine travelled through a war zone to get back to the safety of their homes in India. Five months later, as the war continues in Ukraine,...

5 months on, education of Indian med students from Ukraine still uncertain

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLIER this year, the country watched with bated breath while around 18,000 Indian medical students in Ukraine travelled through a war zone to get back to the safety of their homes in India.

Five months later, as the war continues in Ukraine, the same students are faced with uncertainty surrounding the future of their education. 

Returning to war-torn Ukraine to complete their education is not an option for most medical students who came home to India in March 2022.

Several of them had their hopes pinned on being accommodated in Indian medical colleges for the remainder of their course.

But the policy of the National Medical Council, reiterated in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar on July 22, to not authorise absorption of Ukraine-returned students in India, has dashed their hopes.