The Delhi Supreme Court on Thursday demanded a response from the Center and the National Medical Commission to a petition to allow more than 140 medical students studying in China to receive practical training in India as they are unable to travel to their homes due to travel restrictions. university could return.
A bench belonging to Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh have notified the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Commission of the petition, also requesting recognition of their online classes, while asking the authorities of the respondents to investigate the matter as the petitioners are students and not terrorists.” The 147 petitioners studying medicine at Ningbo University in China informed the court that they had returned to India in early 2020, but since then have not been able to go back as China does not issue student visas.
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They claimed that while China does not plan to take back Indian students at least until September, the Indian authorities have issued certain regulations requiring Indian students studying at foreign universities to complete the full course, training and internship of their own foreign universities. medical institution. Their plea states that in terms of the regulations issued last November, no part of their medical training and internship should be done in India or from any country other than the country where the primary medical qualification was obtained.
The petitioners have argued that due to these conditions imposed during an unprecedented pandemic, their future is at stake as they are not allowed to undergo physical training/internships/internships in India by the NMC and no clarification is provided by the authorities regarding until the approval of the online theory lessons they have taken.
In the current extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and China, which unfortunately is the epicenter of the pandemic and thus has strict travel restrictions, the petitioners herein, Indian students studying medicine in China and stuck in India, are not placed in the position resigned from doing internship/training/internship in China. The petitioners will face irreparable difficulties if the above conditions are implemented in the Scheme in the case of students studying outside India, the plea said.
The students have claimed that there is no reason not to allow them to undergo physical training/internship/internship in India when they can become an asset to the country during the medical emergency. The case was to be heard on March 21.
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