Hyderabad: Health Minister, Etela Rajender on Tuesday directed Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) authorities to resolve the issue of private medical colleges demanding bank guarantee from medical students who were allotted PG and Diploma seats through counselling.
On Tuesday, the Health Minister spoke to KNRUHS Vice Chancellor, Dr B Karunakar Reddy and asked him to direct private medical colleges in the State to not to insist for bank guarantee from medical students. During the conversation, Health Minister said KNRUHS must ensure that meritorious doctors are not harassed by private medical colleges.
He called up the VC after meeting Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) representatives who met him on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum on the issue.
In their representation, the medicos highlighted previous High Court order on a similar incident that took place in 2017. “The High Court order is very clear. It said that no students must be prevented from attending college solely on the ground that he or she has not furnished bank guarantee. We urged the Health Minister to immediately direct the private medical colleges to not insist on bank guarantee,” said JAC, TJUDA Dr. PS Vijayender.
Trouble started when private medical colleges in Telangana did not admit meritorious medical students and insisted that they should first provide bank guarantee for second and third year tuition fee and at the same time also pay tuition fee for the first year.
“Majority of the medical students who managed to get NEET PG ranks do not have the financial muscle to submit bank guarantee. We have relayed this to Health Minister and other top health authorities including Principal Secretary, Health, Shanti Kumari. We are also planning to meet the Governor, ESL Narasimhan and represent our grievance,” members of TJUDA said.