NMC asks States, UTs to do away with seat leaving bond in medical colleges

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has urged the
states and UTs to do away with the seat leaving bond policy in medical colleges to
create a supportive environment for students and help address their mental health concerns.
The NMC’s Anti Ragging Committee recently recommended that instead of imposing a heavy seat leaving bond, states may consider debarring students who wish to leave the seat from admission in their state the next one year.
In a letter addressed to the Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education of all states and UTs, president of the Under Graduate Medical Education Board of the NMC, Dr Aruna V Vanikar said the Commission has received grievances pertaining to the “alarming levels of stress, anxiety, and depression” faced by medical students specially PG students across various institutions.
These mental health challenges are primarily due to inability of the individual to acclimatise with a different environment prevailing within their new …

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