Gujarat deploys MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSc Nursing students into COVID fight
Gujarat: At a time like this when all the state governments are forming separate strategies to ensure sufficient availability of workforce amidst pandemic, the Gujrat State Government has decided to deploy the students of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSc Nursing and other paramedical courses in the workforce.
The decision has been taken considering the increasing number of COVID cases in the state and accordingly, a notification has been issued in this regard by the health department.
The government instructed that undergraduate medical students will be assigned duties in COVID facilities. The government notice stated that to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, students of the state government's medical and paramedical colleges, medical colleges associated with the Gujarat Medical Education Research (GMERS), self-financed medical colleges and grant-in-aid institutions shall be trained on various subjects related to COVID care and management by nodal officers of dedicated COVID hospitals, taluka health officers or medical officers and microbiology department in charge. Second and third-year students studying MBBS, BDS (dental), BAMS (ayurvedic medicine and surgery)/ BHMS (homeopathic medicine and surgery), B.Sc (bachelors of science) in nursing and microbiology, GNM (General Nursing and midwifery) and physiotherapists will also be trained. The training duration shall range from a day to five.
Gujarat Govt. orders against the MCI directives. For first year, second year, third year and final year MBBS, BHMS, BAMS students without stipend, PPE, facilities, etc. Hope all medical and para medical students come together and oppose this step. @IMA_MSNIndia pic.twitter.com/iqYCZfsqcQ— Neel Joshi (@neeljoshiii) July 17, 2020
Why only GUJARAT govt. wants all the medical students working for them from nursing to mbbs ,from 1st yr to final yr.— Vibhor (@Vibhorag77) July 17, 2020
What you want to say ,either other states had not controlled the situation or you are the only one to be extra precautionary.#4200Gujrat #medicos #MedTwitter pic.twitter.com/0Laet8JLHE