Idukki medical college students to be shifted to other colleges

Lack of facilities for clinical practice and lab studies in the newly set up Idukki Government Medical College has forced the government to take the decision to shift the 49 second year MBBS students in the college to other medical colleges in the State so that they can complete their studies. Health Minister K.K. Shylaja told The Hindu that the government was quite concerned about the future of the students at the Idukki college.

‘‘A decision has been taken to temporarily shift the second year students to other medical colleges, for which we have sought the permission of the Medical Council of India. The students will be moved back to Idukki as we develop the institution and create the necessary facilities,’’ Ms. Shylaja said.

Second year MBBS students need to be given clinical posting in Orthopaedics, Skin, Respiratory Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Casualty, Clinical Pathology, and Community Medicine, The Director of Medical Education had earlier reported that because of severe lack of facilities and shortage of faculty, the Idukki college authorities cannot provide clinical training or posting to the third and fourth semester (second year MBBS) students.

The government has thus decided to shift 18 students to Thiruvananthapuram, six students to Alappuzha, eight to Kottayam, 10 to Kozhikode, and seven students to the Thrissur medical colleges.

The students will be moved back to the Idukki college when necessary facilities are created.

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