Thursday 21 Jan 2021

GMC physical classes from Dec 1 on students' responsibility


Goa Medical College & Hospital at Bambolim (GMC) is planning to resume physical classes from December 1. The lone medical college administration has geared up for the resumption.  

However, some of the students are not happy with Goa's apex hospital administration's refusal to take any responsibility for the risks involved in view of the still prevalent Covid-19 pandemic. 

The medical college authorities have asked the students pursuing medical studies to submit an undertaking which says that neither the medical institution nor Government of Goa will be responsible if students contract the Covid infection.

The undertaking also states that the students will be responsible for their safety and follow the standard operating procedures.  

Even though the classes is scheduled to restart from December 1,  the new academic session 2020-21 is likely to have a delayed start from February 1 and the new PG session will begin from July 1 as per the recommendations of the new regulatory body National Medical commission (NMC).

It may be recalled that the Union Health Ministry has written to the states and UTs to resume classes simultaneously across the country in the interest of standardisation of medical education.  

As the NMC has advised the state governments to keep non-covid beds available in medical college hospitals, GMC also has to make such arrangements before resuming classes. 

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