Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for continuance of studies of medical students returned from Ukraine due to prevailing war situation.
The Chief Minister has written a letter to the PM in this regard. In view of the situation in Ukraine, a large number of medical students from Odisha and other parts of India had to return back home. The disruption in their studies is likely to continue until cessation of the hostilities and restoration of normalcy in their universities in Ukraine, Mr.Patnik said.
“This is an unprecedented crisis that has the potential of disrupting the careers of several thousands of young men and women who have already gone through the trauma of being in the war zone,” the CM pointed out.
Therefore, he sought urgent intervention of the PM with the National Medical Commission and the ministries concerned to enable and facilitate continuance of their studies in the medical colleges in India from the stage from which their studies in Ukraine have been disrupted on account of the war.
Mr.Patnaik assured Mr.Modi full support from Government of Odisha for implementing a workable solution for this purpose.
According to sources about 500 students from Odisha were moved to Ukraine to study medical courses. Many of them have returned safely to India following the war between Russia and Ukraine. Due to such a situation, the career of these students has been put in the dark.
Earlier, the Indian Medical Association had also urged the Government of India to come up with a policy to give wings to the dreams of all the medical students who suffered due to war.