Uzbekistan relocating 2,000 Indian medical students from Ukraine

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Hyderabad, Oct 13

Uzbekistan is providing 2,000 seats in its medical colleges for Indian students who had to discontinue their medical education in war-hit Ukraine, its envoy to India said on Thursday.

Uzbekistan's Ambassador, Dilshod Akhatov said here that at the request of the Indian government, Uzbekistan's Medical Higher Educational Institutes (MHEIs) of the Ministry of Health is providing 2,000 seats to relocate Indian medical students from Ukraine.

MHEIs will be providing the students with quality education by accepting the Erstwhile MCI and NMC norms (Screening test regulations 2002) and (Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate - FMGL Regulations 2021) at an affordable budget for middle-class families by providing a study-and-stay-at-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 -- 6 year MD Diploma and 5+1 years MBBS Degree with a one-year Internship. To prepare students for the FMGE/NEXT exam, the university has an extensive modern infrastructure, a large number of teaching beds in associated government hospitals and clinics, and 30 per cent of Indian and international professors with supplementary training.

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

Dr B.Divya Raj Reddy who is a Director of NEO and Indian Representative for MHEIs of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan was present on occasion.

Under the Uzbekistan-Hyderabad Health Care Exchange programme, the Ministry of Health sent Uzbek surgeons and doctors to AIG, Yashodha, and Medanta hospitals for a month-long programme. The ambassador said due to Covid and conflict, the globe is focusing on health, safety, security, and peace and Uzbekistan is advancing in this direction and emerging as the safest area.

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

--IANS

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