MBBS in Hindi: MP CM suggests doctors write "Shri Hari" on Prescription, medicines names in Hindi
Bhopal: Amid the major initiative of introducing medical education in Hindi, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan suggested on Saturday that doctors may write 'Shri Hari' on the top of prescription slips and then write the list of medicines etc in Hindi. The Chief Minister made these remarks while addressing a programme on the eve of Union minister Amit...
Bhopal: Amid the major initiative of introducing medical education in Hindi, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan suggested on Saturday that doctors may write 'Shri Hari' on the top of prescription slips and then write the list of medicines etc in Hindi.
The Chief Minister made these remarks while addressing a programme on the eve of Union minister Amit Shah launching the Madhya Pradesh government's ambitious project to impart medical education in Hindi, adds PTI.
On the occasion, the CM pointed out that many students drop out of medical colleges as they don't know English. He said, "Even the poorest person in a village feels, even after selling assets, children should be educated in English medium schools."
The CM said elders must change their children's mentality towards Hindi and make them feel proud of the language so that they accept it easily. A new era is starting from Bhopal, he said in a reference to the move to impart medical education in the state in Hindi.
"Every village needs a doctor. What is the problem? They will write prescriptions in Hindi. If they have to write medicine 'crocin' then they will write it in Hindi after writing 'Shri Hari' on top of the prescription," he said in a lighter vein amid laughter from the crowd.
The chief minister said Madhya Pradesh will become the first state in the country to impart medical education in Hindi. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that three MBBS subjects- anatomy, physiology and biochemistry- would be taught in Hindi to first-year MBBS students in all 13 government medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh.
It was decided that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah would launch the first-year MBBS textbooks, which have been translated from English into Hindi, during a programme at Motilal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
Referring to this, CM Chouhan was quoted saying by TOI, "For the first time in the country, Madhya Pradesh has taken a pledge to conduct medical education in Hindi. Amit Shah will release Hindi medical books in Bhopal on October 16. Giving a new dimension to education in our mother tongue Hindi will be a moment of self-respect and pride for us."
"Education in Hindi medium will bring new light in the lives of many students. A new era is starting. It is a social revolution. Students from poor families will now be able to take up medical studies," he added.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress had mocked preparations for Sunday's event claiming students were being forced to attend it. "If Amit Shah is a mass leader, what is the need for the state government to issue orders to educational institutions to send their students for the programme? Students are being forced and threatened with consequences, including withholding the semester if they fail to attend the programme," state Congress media department chairperson KK Mishra had alleged.
Hitting back, state BJP spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said the Congress must introspect its functioning. "MP is going to be the first state in the country to teach (medicine) in Hindi. This is a big achievement. No institute or students have been forced (to attend the programme). They are cordially invited to attend this programme as it is directly connected with them," Chaturvedi said.
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