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Heartbreaking: NEET PG 2023 Aspirant, Father Commit Suicide in Madurai
New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a Tamil Nadu based aspirant of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET-PG) Examination recently committed suicide and unable to face the news of his son's death, the father of the aspirant also killed himself.While the NEET PG aspirant was an MBBS graduate, his father was employed in the Police Department. Sharing the news, the...
New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a Tamil Nadu based aspirant of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET-PG) Examination recently committed suicide and unable to face the news of his son's death, the father of the aspirant also killed himself.
While the NEET PG aspirant was an MBBS graduate, his father was employed in the Police Department. Sharing the news, the Twitter page of Indian Doctor, a health activist, mentioned, "Heartbreaking Incidents ! Dr Tamilvenum ,MBBS #Madurai A #NEETPG2023 aspirants who died due to suicide !! After hearing Son death , His father Who was working in Police HC also died due to suicide in evening #RIP."
Heartbreaking Incidents !— Indian Doctor🇮🇳 (@Indian__doctor) February 22, 2023
Dr Tamilvenum ,MBBS#Madurai
A #NEETPG2023 aspirants who died due to suicide !!
After hearing Son death ,
His father Who was working in Police HC
also died due to suicide in evening #RIP 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/U8pHjLGL6Y
This shocking news comes at a time when the aspirants have moved to the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the exam, scheduled to take place on March 5, 2023.
Soon after the news came to light, several doctors expressed their shock over the matter and urged the authorities to postpone the exam. "Respectable Mr. Prime minister. Please intervene in postponement of NEETpg examination for 2-3 month untill unless it will too late and too many life sacrifices in this agitation," mentioned one user.
"So much confusion & anxiety amidst students regarding the entrance & the indifference of the govt is worse. Plz keep tabs on your friends & family. Suicide is NOT a solution. May their souls rest in peace," another doctor mentioned in a Tweet.
"#RIP Dear fellow #NEETPG aspirant. Aspirants who are out there with mental stress don't even think about harming urself bcz there is always a family for u to look after,they need u more than anyone,if anything plz share with ur friends or with the people here #postponeNEETPG2033," another Tweet stated.
While commenting on the matter, the National Chairman of FAIMA Doctors Association, Dr Rohan Krishnan told Medical Dialogues, "I have come to know that the boy was having multiple problems at the home as well and so was the family. It was a known case of depression and treatment was also undergoing for the same. Obviously it is very unfortunate. I think it is not solely because of the neet pg examination but various other factors in his life."
"Whatever is the situation in academics, the parents and the teachers and their friends should be vigilant and should understand that this is just an exam and it is nothing more than that. Every year the govt conducts this exam, every six months INICET or some other examination for entrance into the postgraduate courses happens, so it is not end of life, it is just exam for which preparation is required wholeheartedly," he also added.
He further mentioned, "Obviously it is a stressful situation, students are anxious in any kind of examination. It is the responsibility if the teachers, the parents and their friends to take care of them. I also believe that students should open up more about their mental health issues. There is a need to build mental health awareness among the students."
The NEET PG aspirants have been demanding to defer the exam while referring to the fact that there is a gap of around five months between the date of the exam and the date of internship completion. Pointing out that that NEET PG counselling cannot start before the completion of MBBS internship in August, the aspirants have time and again urged the Union Health Minister and other authorities to postpone the exam. In this regard, FAIMA had also written to the Union Health Minister and other authorities.
However, despite several requests from the aspirants for postponing NEET PG exam, the authorities have not agreed to their demands. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that recently the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had clarified in the Parliament that NEET PG 2023 examination would be conducted on the scheduled date i.e. March 05, 2023.
Meanwhile, while considering such a plea seeking postponing the NEET PG and NEET MDS exam, Telangana HC observed that the dates of the exams had been finalised around six months ago. Pointing out that these exams are conducted on an all India basis, the court opined that the postponement of the exams may not be feasible.
However, the bench allowed the petitioners to approach the authorities and submit a representation seeking postponement of the exam within one week. Authorities, on the other hand, have been directed by the court to decide such representations expeditiously. In this context, the HC bench has also clarified that it has not expressed anything on the merits of the case.
A similar plea has now been filed before the Supreme Court bench as well and the bench is likely to take up the matter for hearing on Friday. Referring to this, the National Chairman of FAIMA, Dr Rohan Krishnan mentioned in a recent Tweet, "CJI had allowed NEET PG case this week. All documentary formalities are done. It will come in the supplementary case list tomorrow. case will be on Friday. Also it’s obvious that if @NMC_IND & @MoHFW_INDIA issues notice for Postponement v shall withdraw all cases."
"I am sad that @MoHFW_INDIA & HM has bn vry asympthetic to our PLEAS ! Unfortunate! Requesting students to study!" he had mentioned in an earlier plea.
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Barsha completed her MA from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 2018. Having a knack for Journalism she joined Medical Dialogues back in 2020. She mainly covers news about medico legal cases, NMC/DCI updates, medical education issues including the latest updates about medical and dental colleges in India. She can be contacted at email@example.com.