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MBBS protest rally against Medical Council of India ( MCI) recommendation of new course

 About 750 medical students of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Wednesday took part in a protest rally after the Medical Council of India ( MCI) recommendation to stretch the course tenure by two years. The new proposal if put in place will stretch the five and a half year MBBS course to seven and half years.

"The new recommendation has been sent to the cabinet on November 2013 and is most likely to be approved during the forthcoming annual budget session of the state assembly. We organized the protest immediately after we learnt about it," said Vidya Charan, a final year student. If passed, the syllabus will be in effect from the next academic session beginning 2014. Moreover, it will also affect the students who are midway through their course.

The new curriculum will require students to spend a year more in internship. It also mandates students to stay at a rural medical facility for a year, fueling further discontent among them. "One year is sufficient for a basic internship. The proposed curriculum portrays doctors as irresponsible, who are reluctant to go to rural areas. This is not the solution. If need be ample vacancies should be created rather than applying force," Dr Shekhar Chowdhury, the state secretary of the Inidan Medical Association said.

Undergraduate medical students, dressed in their aprons and nearly 750 in total, began their protest march from the campus around 12pm and reached the IMA office in Karamtoli. The IMA led by vice president Dr Ashoke Prasad, state secretary Dr Shekhar Chowdhury and joint secretary Nishith Ekka promised every possible help.

Wednesday's protests did not affect the work at the hospital as all the departments, including the emergency and OPD, functioned normally. However, situations may worsen as doctors plan to widen their support base and go for an indefinite strike from Monday if necessary actions are not taken. "We are getting in touch with students from the other medical colleges in the state. At the same time, we are waiting for the government to take adequate steps," Charan added. source-timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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