Medical students returned from Ukraine form union, talk to ministers for solution


P Lijeesh

Students returned from Ukraine

Vadakara: The further education of the Malayali medical students who returned from Ukraine following the Russia-Ukraine war remains in a dire state. According to the data released by All Kerala Ukraine Medical Students and Parents’ Association, 3,379 students have returned to Kerala due to war.

The students and parents mulled that a return to Ukraine is impossible as the war is still continuing there and even if it ends, a revival of the Ukrainian economy will consume time. Hence, they request for granting opportunities to complete their medical courses here, in India.

The association has been meeting the chief minister, ministers, MLAs, and MPs to hand over requests over this. A pan India level association was also formed to raise their demand at the Union government.

National Medical Commission has to grant permission to continue studies in India by allowing to change the universities. But it requires an amendment to the existing act. Another issue pertaining to the continuation of the courses has been the lack of certificates. The students have returned without obtaining any certificates related to their courses. Therefore, the parents and students request the NMC and Indian Embassy to make possible interventions in the issue.

The state government has reserved Rs 10 crore in the budget of 2022-23 for the further education of the students returned from Ukraine.

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