Jammu’s Ukraine returnees urge Centre to help completing MBBS degree in India

Jammu's Ukraine returnees urge Centre to help completing MBBS degree in India

New Delhi: A section of Ukraine-returned medical students from Jammu on Friday reached here to meet Union Minister Jitendra Singh seeking the help of Centre to complete their MBBS degree in India. 

After concluding the meeting with the students, the Union Minister said, “They (Ukraine returnees) expressed their concern over their future as their studies are suffering. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always there for them. The government of India is concerned about their future like everyone. They will get the help.” 

Singh talked about his personal connection with the students and said, “During the rescue operation when they were brought back to India, I received them. Later, we made arrangements for their accommodations at Jammu house and was in continuous touch till the time they reached their houses. So they came to meet me.”

A student, Neha Kaith, who is pursuing medicine from a university in the Ukraine’s Kharkiv said that online classes were not helping as there is a lack of practical learning. 

Expressing gratitude to the government for ‘Operation Ganga’, Neha said, “We are taking online classes but in medicine, we also need practical exposure. Thus we appeal to the government to accommodate us in medicine courses in India.”

Her father, Baba Kaith said, “Future of our kids is in the hand of the Government of India. We belong to a middle-class family. We sent our kids out of the country to study and now the situation is adverse. We request the government to help our children.”

Another rescued student from Ukraine, Aryan Dubey, a fourth-year MBBS student demanded to complete physical training in India.

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“We are getting online classes from our university back in Ukraine but in medicine, practical exposure is more important. I want to complete my medicine here and serve here only,” he said. 

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:April 1, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

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