: Students in the final year of postgraduate medical courses are required to submit dissertations by the end of December normally. However, due to COVID19, students will be given till the end of April to submit their dissertations, Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh said today.
A meeting chaired by Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh was held at the ministry today to address various issues of medical students and resident doctors of the Maharashtra State Association of Resident Doctors (Central MARD). Secretary of Medical Education Department Saurabh Vijay, Director of Medical Education Dr. Tatyarao Lahane, President of Central MARD Dr. Rahul Wagh, Vice President Dr. Satish Tandale, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Dr. Avinash Saknure, Secretary Dr. Shariva Ranadive, and Dr. Sharyu Suryavanshi were present.
Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh said that besides giving students six months extension to submit their dissertations, the number of cases required for dissertations would also be reduced. Students pursuing medical education on a three-month schedule will also be given a deadline to pay the entrance fee. Since COVID19 has not been handled in various hospitals for the past few days, permission has been granted to perform surgeries, and the medical college course will start from 15th October, 2020.
For more than six months, doctors have been working day and night to bring the COCID19 situation under control. But now these doctors need rest and these doctors need leave. Therefore, this will be taken care of by the medical education department. Many students live in dormitories away from home to study medicine. The condition of hostels must be good at such times. That is why a separate meeting will be held in this regard to resolve the issue of hostel accommodation. Deshmukh said this at the time.
Some of the major developments are the commencement of academic sessions from October 15 on the lines of AIIMS, commencement of various surgical trainings closed due to COVI19, extension of time for dissertation, waiver of tuition fees, re-examination of students who missed examinations, resumption of practical courses. The requests were made by the Central MARD office bearers to the Medical Education Minister.