2,000 Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine will relocate to Uzbekistan



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2,000 Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine

The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has had multiple consequences in which many have had to bear the brunt of this power struggle. When the war started in February 2022, thousands of Indian students were evacuated and had to leave their studies and careers in the hands of the war. Now, Uzbekistan is providing 2,000 places in its medical colleges for Indian students who had to cut short their medical education in war-torn Ukraine, its envoy to India said on Thursday.

The Uzbekistan Medical Institutes of Higher Education (MHEI) of the Ministry of Health are providing 2,000 seats to relocate Indian medical students from Ukraine at the request of the Indian government. 

MHEIs will provide students with quality education by accepting erstwhile MCI and NMC standards (Screening Test Regulations 2002) and (Foreign Medical Graduate Degree-FMGL Regulations 2021) at an affordable budget for middle-class families by providing a study and stay – in a place with Indian food, he said. 

The Ambassador stated that Uzbekistan stands out in international medical education by offering two undergraduate medical programs to Indians: a 6-year medical diploma and a 5+1-year MBBS degree with a one-year internship. To prepare students for the FMGE/NEXT exam, the university has a large modern infrastructure, a large number of teaching beds in partner government hospitals and clinics, and 30 percent Indian and international faculty with additional training.

The Ambassador presented the letters of Provisional Admission to the students who successfully passed the interview session conducted by the Higher Medical Institutes of the Government of Uzbekistan, such as the Bukhar State Medical Institute and the Tashkent Medical Academy.

Dr. B. Divya Raj Reddy, Director of NEO and India’s Representative for MHEI, Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan, was present on the occasion.

Under the Uzbekistan-Hyderabad healthcare exchange program, the Ministry of Health sent Uzbek surgeons and doctors to AIG, Yashodha, and Medanta hospitals for a month-long program. The ambassador said that due to Covid and the conflict, the world is focusing on health, security, and peace and Uzbekistan is moving in this direction and emerging as the safest area.

He also announced the International Tourism Fair of Tashkent and Tourism of Uzbekistan in Uzbekistan from November 30 to December 2. Tourism chiefs and ministers from different countries will participate in this fair with international tourists and tour operators/agencies.

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