MBBS students returning from China allowed to do internship from Nepal

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MBBS students returning from China allowed to do internship from Nepal

NMC says students should choose the hospital themselves

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KATMANDU: The students, who passed the MBBS from various Chinese universities, had come to Nepal due to the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic but were unable to return to China, will now be able to do internships in Nepal.

The students, who had repeatedly joined the turmoil demanding internship opportunities in Nepal, also staged a protest at Maitghar Mandala on Thursday. After the commotion, the Nepalese Medical Council (NMC) said it would allow students to do an internship within days.

One of the agitated students informed Khabarhub that the council sent an email on Thursday promising the students to allow an internship in Nepal.

Dr Krishna Prasad Adhikari, Registrar of the Council, said that the students were invited to come to the Council with the necessary documents for the internship.

According to him, students who took the MBBS in 2014 at a Chinese university, and who are interested in an internship here, will now be allowed to do an internship. The request of the students of 2015 and 2016 will be discussed and decided later.

The registrar said students should find a teaching hospital for the internship on their own.

According to him, students can do internships in any hospital with a capacity of 100 beds and a department with at least three teachers in each department.

“Students will be allowed to do internships at government, private or medical colleges, but educational institutions must meet criteria set by the council,” Registrar Adhikari said.

He informed that hospitals and medical schools would not be allowed to charge fees for internships.

“We will take action according to the law if we find that the charges have been collected,” he told Khabarhub.

The Medical Education Commission has already launched a call for applications for internships.

The commission issued a notice on July 8 stating that students who had passed the MBBM abroad but were unable to complete the internship due to the coronavirus outbreak would be allowed to complete the remaining internship period in Nepal. for once. However, the procedure was pending approval from the NMC.

The fate of the students of the class of 2015 and 2016 still uncertain

The future of MBBS students from the 2015 and 2016 graduates who came to Nepal from China during the coronavirus pandemic in 2015 and 2016 is still uncertain.

They called on the Nepalese government to allow them to do an internship in Nepal or to create a conducive environment for them to come to China.

These students had also studied at various universities in China.

“The Nepalese government has refrained from acting saying that it cannot do anything while the Chinese government has also shown indifference to the future of students,” a 2015 student in Khabarhub said with a sigh, adding, “We have written to the Chinese government and the university four times to arrange an internship, but there has been no response from the Chinese government,” he said.

About 300 students in 2015 and 2016 face uncertainty due to the “indifference” of these two governments.


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