Madurai

Medicos boycott classes in protest against NMC Bill

Madurai Medical College students staging a protest against National Medical Commission bill on Monday.

Madurai Medical College students staging a protest against National Medical Commission bill on Monday.  

Students of Madurai Medical College boycotted classes on Monday in protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.

The students said a lack of clarity towards the introduction of NEXT exam, a single National Exit Test to be conducted across the country, replacing the final year MBBS exam, would be a disaster. The exam which determined entry into postgraduate medical courses, could only be taken once according to the bill, disallowing a large section of doctors-to-be from being able to apply for PG courses.

Students formed a human chain and staged a protest against the bill. As a symbolic gesture, they had brought a casket to denote the end of their career. A student said the move to introduce mid-level community health practitioners was vague as the qualification or requirements were yet to be determined.

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