The enormous number of students moving to Ukraine for medical school is a massive failure of the federal government, according to Pravin Togadia, president of the International Hindu Parishad.
“On the one hand, we claim to be a vishwaguru, but on the other hand, we are not establishing enough medical colleges for our youth,” he said.
Pravin Togadia Talking to media persons here, Togadia claimed that thousands of seats in medical colleges of the country were vacant but about 70,000 youngsters were pursuing medical courses abroad. “The main reason for this is the astronomical cost of medical education in private medical colleges. When I was doing my MBBS for 45 years my fee was Rs 1,500 per year. Now parents have to shell out around Rs 1 crore. The central government must do something about it,” he said.
Togadia slammed the central government over the delay in bringing back Indian students from Ukraine. “This is because the Indian government woke up quite late. First it told the students that there was no reason to worry,” he said.