Medical Colleges

Medical students of GMCH arrive to attend a training for coronavirus patients, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati. Assam State government has declared to convert three medical colleges to coronavirus exclusive hospitals.

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Medical students during demonstration protest against fee hike and reserved seats for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) outside Sardar Medical College, in Bikaner.

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Students of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (IGIMS) stage a protest over the alleged suicide by a first-year student of IGIMS, in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to GMERS Medical College, Vadnagar, Gujarat.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi didicates the GMERS Medical College, at Vadnagar, Gujarat. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs rituals during the ground breaking ceremony of a medical college in Vadnagar.

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Detal students take part in an awareness rally on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, in Moradabad.

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Medical students protest for their demands under the banner of All India Medical Students Association, in Patna.

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Students of different Dental Colleges from all over the State demonstrating in front of the CM's residence against the High Court ruling after their admission were cancelled, in Bhopal.

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The building has water and power supply, but no patients or doctors

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Little more than a building and some workmen

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NRS Medical College students strike a familiar chord

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Doctors of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) with medical students stage protest in front of Dean chember at Government Medical Collage and Hospital (GMCH) in Nagpur.

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Youth Congress President Amit Malik along with other members take out a candle light march for Aaj Tak journalist Akshay Singh who died in MP while covering the Vyapam Scam, in New Delhi.

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Congress activists burning an effigy of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal demanding for a CBI investigation into the death of at least 42 people allegedly linked with Vyapam or Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam.

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UCMS Delhi

Tribhuvan Tiwari

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Students at CMC, Ludhiana

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More of them Medical students take an anatomy lesson at a college in Delhi

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Ambulances are parked outside the accident and emergency entrance at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. After 10 days at Safdarjung hospital, the gang-rape victim in New Delhi was flown to Singapore for treatment at the Mount Elizabeth hospital. The girl's condition had "taken a turn for the worse" and her vital signs had deteriorated with indications of severe organ failure, said Dr. Kelvin Loh, the chief executive officer of Singapore's Mount Elizabeth hospital.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit laying foundation stone ceremony for the re-development of Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi.

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Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and VC AMU Zameeruddin Shah at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at AMU in Aligarh.

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Police try to disperse Nursing and Paramedic students who were protesting outside Old Secretariat in Srinagar. Police used batons to disperse hundreds of female paramedic students as they protested their recent exam in which 90 percent of students were shown to have failed.

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Docs @ work Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai

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A successful candidate watches a screen displaying allotted seats to students as he waits eagerly to secure his engineering seat, after qualifying the Common Entrance Test, in Bangalore. The Common Entrance Test is a competitive exam conducted for the admission of students to the first year or first semester of full time courses in medical, dental and engineering courses in professional colleges.

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Condemning use of force by police against "peacefully demonstrating" medical students, the Indian Medical Association asked the doctors associations of different medical colleges and affiliated hospitals in Delhi to go on a 24-hour strike with immediate effect. The doctors body also called for a "total medical bandh" in the national capital on Monday 15th May, and threatened that if the government failed to give a "patient hearing" to medical students agitating against reservation in elite institutions and failed to consider IMA's views on the matter, there would be a nationwide medical bandh on May 25. There was no response from the HRD minister or the PMO.

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Andhra doctors went on a flash strike demanding suspension of a legislator for allegedly attacking them. AIIMS doctors in Delhi were striking against the unfair treatment being meted out to their director Venugopal and medical students all over the country -- particularly Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra -- stepped up their agitation against the union health minister's proposal to extend the duration of the course from the present five-and-a-half years to six-and-a-half years, making it compulsory for the young medicos to work in rural areas for one year as part of their MBBS curriculum. As we write, comes the news from Tamil Nadu that students of ten medical colleges in Tamil Nadu have called of their agitation and efforts are on to persuade the students of six other colleges. The picture above shows medical students demonstrating in Gandhian style with a photo of union health minister Ambumani Ramdoss at the campus of Nalanda Medical College & Hospital (NMCH) in Patna.

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A hospital staff and a relative take a seven-year-old boy for treatment at a governmnet hospital in Kolkata. Services in all state-run medical colleges in West Bengal continued to be paralysed for the second day as medicos intensified their stir against the Centre's decision to introduce OBC quota in educational institutions from 2007. Over 2000 interns, housestaff and post-graduate trainees in nine medical colleges and a couple of hundred more in two dental colleges boycotted classes as well as out patient services to hold protest meetings, dharnas and hunger strikes. Meanwhile Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the matter was settled with the ruling UPA deciding in favour 27 per cent quota for the OBCs in higher educational institutions. President A P J Abdul Kalam and the Prime Minister have once again appealed to the striking doctors and students to call off their agitation, assuring them that interests of all sections of the society would be protected.

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Tuesday 16 May
Doctors take out an anti-quota protest march as a patient lie on a stretcher at a government hospital in Ahmedabad. Health services in he national capital as well as in several government hospitals around the country remained badly affected as the deadlock over the anti-quota agitation by medicos continued with students and junior doctors sticking to their demands of total rollback of the proposed OBC quota and a review of the reservation policy. The junior doctors of medical colleges and hospitals also continued their strike, which had paralyzed health services in the capital prompting the Government to deploy Army doctors and recruit new doctors. While Delhi government has decided to serve termination notices to the over 700 junior and senior resident doctors to join their duties within 24 hours, authorities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have asked protesting doctors to either join duty or vacate their hostel rooms.

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Medical students protest the Central government's move to enforce 27% reservation for OBCs in professional colleges in New Delhi. Both pro and anti-reservation activists today hit the streets of the national capital hailing and flaying the government's proposed move to hike OBC quota in higher educational institutions. Hundreds of students from five medical colleges rallied opposing the government plan, while Muslims, SCs and STs demonstrators sat on separate dharnas at the Jantar Mantar in support of the UPA government's move to increase the quota. While students termed the proposed move as "vote-bank politics" and "cheap tricks to gain popularity", while pro-reservation activists dubbed it as "secularisation of reservation" and an attempt to "bring social justice" in the country".

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Wednesday 26 April
Delhi's Lady Hardinge Medical College's student Arpita Majumdar faces the water canon during an anti-reservation protests by medical students in New Delhi. The Delhi Police lobbed tear gas shells and used water canons to disperse hundreds of students of five premier medical colleges who staged a demonstration against the government's move to provide 27% reservations for OBCs in elite educational institutions. The medical students, under the banner of "Youth for Equality", have gone an indefinite strike since then. HRD Minister Arjun Singh, who met the students on Thursday, apologized for the police action against them but refused to discuss the reservation issue on the plea that the Assembly elections were on and he was bound by the Election Commission directive asking him not to speak on the issue. Arjun Singh later attacked his cabinet colleague Kapil Sibal for his 'dissenting statement' on the reservation issue, saying "as no decision was taken in isolation, it is not desirable that a senior Cabinet colleague should go public against it" and that he has complained to the Prime Minister against Sibal.

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A student kicks back a teargas shell at a protest in New Delhi. The Delhi Police lobbed tegaras shells and used water canons to disperse hundreds of students of five premier medical colleges who staged a demonstration against the government's move to provide 27% reservations for OBCs in elite educational institutions. The police action came when an estimated 400 agitatiors were moving to another place from the scheduled venue of protest of Jantar Mantar triggering a scuffle between the two sides. The students, under the banner of "Youth for Equality", blocked roads creating traffic snarls in and around the busy Connaught Place area and demanded that they not only want their demands to be met, but also an apology from the government. Meanwhile, doctors of AIIMS , Maulana Azad Medical College and Lady Hardinge have decided to go on a strike in protest against the quota policy.

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Resident doctors hold black flags at a silent protest in Mumbai. The Indian Medical Association today threatened to organise a nation-wide "medical bandh" on March 13 if the Maharashtra government did not take steps to withdraw "repressive" measures and reach a settlement with the striking doctors in the state within 24 hours. Over 2,500 doctors from 15 government-managed hospitals have stayed away from work since February 27 demanding better security while on the job after relatives of a patient beat up a doctor. Meanwhile, a citizen's group has filed a petition against the doctor's strike in the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court saying that doctors in government medical colleges and hospitals have no right to go on strike, and demands compensation for patients who have suffered.

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