China educated medicine students warn of hunger strike against internship ban
Nepali students who returned to Nepal after completing their four-year MBBS course in China have warned that they will stage fast-unto-death against Nepal Medical Council’s (NMC) decision not to allow them to do internship - the intensive 48-week practical course done by medical student after completing their theoretical training - in any hospitals in the country.
Organising a press conference in the capital on Monday, they said that almost four and half years of time, huge investments and hardwork of some 83 medical students will go to waste because of NMC’s decision not to allow them do internship in the country. They said the Council’s decision has rendered their future bleak and uncertain.
The medicinel students who had returned to Nepal after studying in Dali, China Three Gorges and Wufan Universities of China warned that they will be forced to lock down Nepal Medical Council and go on a hunger strike if NMC doesn’t revoke its decision.
In 2007, the government took a decision prohibiting students switching from a medical college abroad to a hospital in Nepal for their internship. The government said that students have to do internship in the same college where they did their four-year MBBS, as the internship is part of the MBBS program.
Most of the Nepali students do their MBBS in China in English medium, which means they cannot do their internship in China. Nepalnews.com