COVID-19 pandemic has effected many Indian students studying MBBS Abroad. Mostly these students studying MBBS in China, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Philippines, Armenia. Many of these students returned recently back from their places after Christmas Holidays to continue studies Abroad. In some cases Courses just Started in the Month of February 2020.
Due to COVID-19 China has already closed down all the Colleges. Now just Georgia has close down all educational Institutions till 15th April 2020. Similarly Philippines has shut down all the educational intuitions in many Town and Cities till 12 April 2020.
According to Abdul Sattar who has recently landed Tbilisi and suppose to attend classes from 9th March 2020 in The University of Georgia, his college will resume from 16th April 2020. And that is the reason he decided to stay in Hostel in Tbilisi. But according to him he is very comfortable in Tbilisi Georgia.
Similarly, Classes in AMA, Manila, Philippines has closed down and classes will resume after 12th April 2020. This was told by MD-1 Year student of AMA, Miss Mercy who hails from Manipur, India. She further said that due to financial constraint she will not like to come back to India for a break. She decided to stay in Manila.
Memorandum was circulated in Our Lady of Fatima University,Philippines signed by the University President, states that all their campuses in Valenzuela City, Quezon City and in Antipolo City will remain close till April 12 2020.
Another Student from University of Traditional Medicine, Yerevan, Armenia , Yuvraj Singh Thakur , feels a bit uncomfortable as Armenia Boarders with Iran. Iran is worst country suffered due to Corona pandemic. The best part is that every one is taking all measures to stop the spreading of the Virus, according to him. So he don’t find any reasons like other Indian Students wants to come back to India. He wants to stay there. Yuvraj hails from Shimla in India and he is doing MBBS from Armenia.
Same news are coming from other countries in which Indian Students are studying MBBS Abroad. But the worrying situation for MBBS students is to Compete in coming FMGE and USMLE Examinations. The most effected are Internship/Clerkship MBBS students. They are dealing with the patients without too much protection in the hospitals.
OLFU (Our Lady of Fatima University, College of Medicine), Valenzuela, Philippines has postpones Internship/Clerkship of MD 4th Year Students. Some of the students reported that it was done after several Indian Students objected to work in Hospitals in the said situation. Other medical schools are also in process to shut down Internship for atleast one month.