NMC Implementation Creating Chaos Among Medical Students: IMA
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that the implementation of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act 2019 is creating chaos in the field of medical education.
IMA Medical Students Network (IMA MSN), the Students’ Wing of IMA, strongly opposes this callous and chaotic approach towards medical education, said IMA in a press statement.
“We strongly oppose the move to play with the future of students of the country and urge the health ministry to hold consultations with all stakeholders and not jeopardize the career of medical students. At the same time, separate tests have been announced for PG seats in these very institutions revealing the confusion prevailing in the Ministry regarding implementation of NMC Act. Students have no idea on what’s in store,” said Dr Rajan Sharma, National President, IMA.
He added that it is quite evident that the government lacks any plan of action. They are experimenting with the future of students. It has also proved IMA’s stand against these fallacies.
The Union Health Minister had declared that there will be a common entrance test for all U.G. medical seats in the country from this year.
“Millions of medical aspirants were denied for a genuine opportunity to take another test for AIIMS and JIPMER. Further, they had to face the huge mental stress of a single test deciding their fate. They were not warned earlier either and all the plus one (+1) and plus two (+2) students are put in great difficulty without even knowing how to prepare and qualify for medical seats” he said.
“It may also be noted that the inspections in medical colleges have been done away with quoting NMC Act. While on one hand the health ministry quotes NMC Act and removes all annual inspections of Medical Colleges, on the other hand, it retains the entrance tests of AIIMS and JIPMER contrary to NMC Act,” said Dr RV Asokan, Honorary Secretary General, IMA, in a statement.