S Jaishankar on Medical Student: It has been more than 6 months since the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. But still the war is still going on in these two countries. Serious questions have arisen regarding the fate of Indian medical students who have returned from Ukraine. Meanwhile, the country’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that he is in touch with the Ukrainian government. The foreign minister said that in view of the situation in Ukraine, they are conducting online courses.
Earlier, after the Russian attack on Ukraine on February 24, Indian students had to leave Ukraine and return to India. The Indian government launched Operation Ganga to bring Indian citizens and medical students back to the country safely.
Foreign Minister in contact with Ukrainian government
For medical students who returned from Ukraine, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said that we are in discussion with the Ukrainian government. We are looking into whether there is any other option. He said that considering the situation, he is starting online courses. The Foreign Minister further said that the Ministry of Health and Education is looking into this serious matter.
We’re in touch with Ukraine govt. I’ve spoken to Ukraine Foreign Min. Given their situation, they are offering online courses. We’re also trying to see if some other options can open up. Health, education ministries are looking into it: EAM on Ukraine returned medical students pic.twitter.com/DSzkuwz7zk
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2022
What is the recommendation of the Lok Sabha Committee?
A Lok Sabha committee in India has recommended admission of Indian medical students who have returned from Ukraine in colleges across the country. Which will give some relief to thousands of students. The Committee on External Affairs, in its report on August 3, said it has requested the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ask Indian private medical colleges to admit students who have returned from Ukraine to their institutions.
What did the foreign minister say first?
Earlier in May in Vadodara, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had said that we are trying to solve the problem of Indian students by talking to countries around Ukraine. So that they can continue their medical education. Meanwhile, S Jaishankar also claimed that he had talked to Hungary about this and the government there had also given his nod. Meanwhile, about 14 thousand medical students had returned from Ukraine. There is a demand to accommodate these students in Indian medical colleges.
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