Chattisgarh Minister: Health Minister of Chattisgarh TS Singh Deo once again requested the central government to allow Ukraine returnee students to enrol in medical colleges of the country as soon as they clear the test, said an official on Wednesday.
In a letter addressed to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Singh Deo expressed concern about the future of these students. He had written a similar letter in March this year, the official added.
Altogether, 207 medical students of Chhattisgarh had to leave their studies midway and return to India due to the Russia-Ukraine war, Singh Deo said in his letter on Tuesday.
“Regarding the future and further education of these medical students of other states including Chhattisgarh, who came back to the country in large numbers, I have urged you through a letter to take appropriate initiative immediately,” Sing Deo stated.
In the letter, it can be seen that 207 students and their parents expressed their concern about their academic prospects after returning to India.
He also requested Mandaviya that based on the study period of all the affected students, additional seats in the medical colleges of the nation should be allowed in order to secure the future of these students. “This will also remove the shortage of doctors in the country and the public will get the benefit of medical services,” he further stated.