Gujarat Govt to deploy medicos for Anti-COVID duty; students face exam challenge
The Gujarat government has taken an all-hands-on-deck approach by proposing to deploy students of medical, dental, and paramedical courses in the Anti-COVID duty. However, students are concerned that their careers will be at risk if they join the duty.
The notification for the same was released on July 17, 2020, which read that students of various courses including MBBS, BDS, B.Sc. Nursing, Physiotherapy, BAMS, and BHMS will undergo a training program before deployment.
Gujarat is facing an acute shortage of frontline medical teams. Due to which the state government has planned to add 1 lakh students from first, second, third, and final year UG programs.
All the students from first to final year medical courses have to appear for the examinations. Whereas for paramedical courses, only final-year students have to take the examinations.
Such an approach by the Gujarat government will put many bright medical and paramedical students' lives at stake, said All Gujarat Medicos Parents Association.