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KSU concerned over MBBS students’ fate


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: The KSU on Thursday came down hard on the present fate of the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) for its failure in receiving grant accreditation from the Medical Council of India (MCI).

“This will affect the career of the MBBS students who are going to finish their four and half years MBBS course very soon”, KSU education secretary Donald Thabah told reporters here on Thursday.

The KSU has also questioned the state government and NEIGRIHMS for the delay in putting in place all the needed facilities like filling of faculty position and the infrastructure before offering MBBS courses to the students.

“The career of the students should be the top most priority of the government as well as the MCI at this time, processes should be hastened for the sake of the MBBS students and the reputation of NEIGRIHMS as a whole”, Thabah said.

It may be reminded that the MCI has prolonged its decision keeping in mind, a large number of faculty posts lying vacant and very poor infrastructure. The MCI grants accreditation to a medical degree only after examining the related faculty position and the infrastructure.

In the absence of the MCI recognition it will be difficult even to issue certificates to successful students. NEIGRIMHS offers four and half years MBBS course through NEHU as per Academic Calendar of Medical Council of India (MCI), followed by one year compulsory rotary internship.

Moreover, KSU leader has also asked MP, Vincent Pala to hold talks with the Union Minister of Health and family welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad and MCI to sort out the problem in time to avoid jeopardizing the career of many students.


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