The medical education regulator in India has ruled that even students studying MBBS in Private medical colleges will get paid during their internship period. This decision of the medical education regulator is going to benefit nearly 40,000 students. At present, only medical students studying MBBS in Government medical colleges are being paid between Rs 6,000-Rs 20,000 during internship period.

The Medical Council of India – BoG recently gave its approval to the proposal. Other formalities regarding this proposal will be completed soon. This move aims at ending disparity between students studying in Private and Government medical colleges.

There was a huge demand from the students studying MBBS course in private medical colleges that they too be paid during internships. There are around 240 Private medical colleges in India with the highest number in Maharashtra and five Southern States.

According to the proposed plan, if a student of a private medical college does internship from the hospital associated with the same medical college then the hospital will have pay the student. However, in case if a student of a private medical college does internship from another hospital then the student will not be paid.

 

Source: New Indian Express

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