Medical students evacuated from Ukraine request Center to stay in Indian colleges
Hyderabad: Indian medical students, who had to leave Ukraine after the Russia-Ukraine conflict, appealed to the central government to help them pursue their courses in their country.
Pratiksha Sharma, a medical student who returned from Ukraine, said, “I don’t want to go back to Ukraine, hoping that the central government will do something about our education here.” Pratiksha, a student at Vinnitsa National Pirogov Medical University, described her escape from the war-torn country, saying, “I had to come back from Ukraine on February 24. I was in a bunker in Kyiv for three days. Then I went to the Hungarian border. , from where I flew to India via an Indian Air Force flight.
Speaking about his studies, Sharma said, “As of now, we are doing online classes. If our government is accommodating us in Indian colleges, I will study in India. If they are not accommodating us, I will pass my KROK exam in Ukraine and move to another safe country to complete my studies.
“The Ukrainian medical examination, KROK, is a licensing exam, which is an essential part of state certification to confer the qualification of a doctor or pharmacist. According to Wait, medicine is a subject that requires a lot of practical classes and There will be no point in studying it online.
“Practical knowledge is very important. We need live experience. I don’t think online education will work for us and later there will be problems saying we don’t trust you guys because you are from this batch where there were not proper classes. We don’t want that semi-educated tag on us,” she said.
“It is difficult to go back there but KROK is important. I don’t want to go back and I am expecting the Indian government to do something.” Pratiksha Sharma’s father Narendra Sharma said, “She is back now, we are waiting for the government to do something as many children are bearing the brunt of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
If he is not getting a chance here, we will try to send him somewhere safe abroad. She wants to become a doctor. I want the government to take steps to provide opportunities here in India for the children expelled from Ukraine.
“The way the central government has brought back children from Ukraine safely, the Indian government should take steps to provide them education in India,” he said. India has evacuated over 20,000 of its civilians from war-torn Ukraine under Operation Ganga.