In a relief for MBBS students who intern at private medical colleges in Karnataka and are denied stipends, the
The NMC has stated that some medical colleges across the country charge internship fees for interns, Indian and foreign medical graduates to do their internship at their institutes and also do not pay them a stipend.
The National Student Union of India (NSUI), Karnataka, recently wrote to
The circular signed by Shambu Sharan Kumar, Deputy Secretary of NMC, said, “In accordance with the provisions of NMC CRMI 2021 Regulations, interns (no more than 15 interns at a time in one center) are assigned to
Sanjay Raj, Secretary of State, Head of RGUHS University, NSUI Karnataka, they were planning to seek justice in the high court. “Prior to the court hearing, NMC issued the notification on May 19. Good thing that NMC at least talks about allowance issue after 3-4 years and has ordered government and medical education department to take action on this. The government must order all private medical and dental colleges to pay stipends. Otherwise, we will seek justice in the courts,” he said.
The students pointed out that during the pandemic, all the students were working nonstop, putting their lives at risk. “Private medical school students are used as money-making machines and exploited. Many students come from various districts and states to work here. They have to pay for their accommodation themselves. The NMC circular is a huge relief, but it is up to the state government officials to step forward and help the students,” said one student.