Published: 24th June 2020
TN Medical Students Association demands Rs 50 lakh compensation for PG students who die from COVID-19
The association also demanded that the government implement the reservation for OBC members and government school students from this academic year
The Tamil Nadu Medical Students Association after its general committee meeting passed various resolutions, one of which is the demand for 50 lakh rupees as compensation if a postgraduate student dies from COVID-19. They also demanded that the government implement OBC reservations from this academic year.
Ever since COVID-19 numbers started racking up in the state, the PG doctors/ house surgeons have been having a tough time — being asked to extend their services despite finishing it at the end of March, lack of PPE and students also complained of bad food and accommodation in different campuses across the state. Now, the TNMSA has come up with a set of six resolutions after their general committee meeting.
They are also pushing for the OBC reservation to be maintained in all medical admissions. “OBC reservation in PG admission in medical colleges should be granted from this academic year itself. Recounselling must be conducted for All India allotment in NEET PG,” they demand.
They also demanded that the government implement the provision for reservation for government school students in medical colleges this academic year too. The other two demands that they made were with regard to students studying outside the state, “The Tamil Nadu government should set up a separate commission to protest the interests of Tamil students studying in other states. The government should also help the Tamil students who have gone abroad to study to return home safely.” The Association also continued their demand for sufficient protective shields such as PPE kits, masks to be provided in hospitals.
COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the state, making it the second state with the most number of patients. Over 64,000 in the state have been affected while over 800 have died so far.