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MBBS students in Maharashtra oppose offline exams from June 10

MBBS students in Maharashtra oppose offline exams from June 10
May 28
19:35 2021

Days after officials from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) said that they will seek the state government’s permission to start offline exams for second-year and third-year MBBS students, several aspirants took to social media to raise concerns over the idea.

Aspirants have made a video about their concerns and uploaded it on YouTube. The video features a few students who are hospitalised and also those who have just recovered from Covid.

What does the video state?

A third-year MBBS student has made the video from his hometown in Rajasthan. He appeared breathless as he tried to convey how he can’t appear for offline exam.

“I am a third-year student. I tested positive seven days ago and I was on oxygen support for five days. I have beendischarged but still recovering and feeling breathless,” he said in the video.

“It will be challenging to travel to till Maharatra in the lockdown. Even we want that exams shouldn’t be delayed. Either there should be online exam or aspirants should be promoted. I have to also look after my other family members who are ill,” he added.

Offline exams for MBBS students from June 10

After extending the exam date thrice, Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh has talked about taking the MBBS students’ offline process exam from June 10 even as many students oppose it due to Covid-19.

Amid the second wave of the coronavirus, it has now been decided by the Government of Maharashtra that the MBBS students will take offline examination from June 10.

Amit Deshmukh said that examination of students cannot be canceled or taken online as per rules. Hence, students should prepare for exams and all precautions will be taken at examination centres.

Problems being faced by students

“I got tested positive for Covid-19 on May 16 and I am residing in Kerala. I have to be quarantined for 17 days as per rules here. This makes it difficult to reach Mumbai and the travel to Dhule where my college is situated. Officials here are saying that quarantine rules will have to be followed,” said Shruti Badgud a third-year student.

Aspirants are also highlighting that a third-year MBBS student Rahul Pawar died due to mucormycosis. A third-year student who got infected during the exam passed away on Wednesday.

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