Rajshree Medical College allegedly demands Rs 3.5 lakh internship fee, medicos go on strike
Bareilly: The MBBS students of Rajshree Medical College have gone on strike after the medical college administration allegedly demanded Rs 3.5 lakh as an internship fee. The medicos also claimed that the administration has imposed the fee on them and also warned them that they would not be allowed to start their internship unless they pay the fee. This has been three days since...
Bareilly: The MBBS students of Rajshree Medical College have gone on strike after the medical college administration allegedly demanded Rs 3.5 lakh as an internship fee.
MBBS students strike continues for 30 hours in Rajshree Medical College,Bareilly,Management has not yet spoken to students.They allege that the college administration is demanding 3.5 lakh₹ in the name of internship.@myogiadityanath @DrArun_BJP @CMOfficeUP @ANINewsUP @UPGovt pic.twitter.com/b34rurLBPg— Vivek pandey (@Vivekpandey21) June 23, 2022
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that last month, the National Medical Commission (NMC) had directed all the State Medical Councils and Directorates of Medical Education (DME) for taking necessary action against medical institutes, which were charging Internship fee from the Indian and FMG interns and denying to pay them stipend.
In this regard, the NMC circular dated May 19, 2022 read, "It has been brought into the notice of the National Medical Commission through various sources that some medical colleges/ institutes across the country are charging internship fee from the interns, Indian and Foreign Medical Graduates for doing their internship in their colleges/ institutes and also not paying stipend to them."
"All State Medical Councils and Directorates of Medical Education are requested to kindly take immediate necessary action in this regard and ensure that no internship fee is charged by the medical colleges/ institutes from these interns Indian and Foreign Medical Graduates and stipend including other facilities is being provided to FMGs as equivalent to Indian Medical Graduates in the States/ UTs," it added.
Such directions on the part of NMC had been issued in continuation with its previous instructions given to the Medical Institutes in India, Earlier this year, the Apex Medical Body had clarified that the Institutes shall not charge any fees from the medical graduates abroad for permitting them to pursue Internship training in India. NMC had also directed the colleges to pay them equal stipend like the Indian Medical Graduates who are being trained at Government Institutes.
The reason for such relief on NMC's part was the fact that the medical graduates from abroad were facing hardship in getting themselves registered in some of the State medical Councils after publication of Foreign Medical Graduates Licentiate Regulations, 2021 and Compulsory Rotatory Medical Internship Regulations, 2021 by National Medical Commission.
Sir, our life saviours are in big trouble and they need your help. The authorities of Rajshree Medical College, Bareilly is charging extra fees from the students and not letting them start the internship. The students are now on an indefinite hunger strike.Kindly look into it Sir— Shikha 🇮🇳 (@tweetshikha_) June 23, 2022
Sanchari Chattopadhyay has pursued her M.A in English and Culture Studies from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal. She likes observing cultural specificities and exploring new places.