Videos showing several nursing students purportedly copied during the investigation at Morena District Hospital in Madhya Pradesh have prompted authorities to order a probe, an official said Sunday. The incident took place on Friday as students from a number of private nursing schools appeared for a practical exam at the state-run district hospital in Morena.
Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr. Rakesh Sharma said a five-member committee has been formed to investigate the conduct of exams and alleged copying. This committee will submit a report within 15 days, he said, adding that the district hospital’s civil surgeon will also be notified. Sharma said further action will be taken and the registration of the concerned colleges will be canceled after the report was submitted. On the other hand, the civil surgeon of Morena district hospital Vinod Gupta said he was not aware of the exams.
“The invigilators who came from Sagar can inquire about this,” he told reporters. Videos circulating on social media show students dressed in white aprons writing their answer sheets while copying the content from their mobile phones. on the floor and in the corridor intended for supervisors of patients admitted to Morena hospital.
According to hospital sources, these are first-semester nursing students and belonged to three private schools in Morena. Sources also claimed that the replies on WhatsApp were sent to the students by some individuals sitting outside. Some students searched for answers online during the exam, they claimed.
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