Bring back Indian students from Ukraine, create dedicated help desk: IMA appeals to PM Modi

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Manager Editorial
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 17:29 IST

IMA requests Government to help Indian students financially and make all possible efforts to get them out.

Indian Medical Association has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give priority to bringing back Indian students from Ukraine. Last night Prime Minister Modi during a telephonic conversation with the Russian President expressed his concern over Indian nationals getting caught in Ukraine.

IMA in its letter to the Prime Minister has also appealed for the creation of a dedicated helpdesk for medical students. Thousands of Indian students are caught in Ukraine and not able to travel back to India due to the emergency situation in the country, which is facing an attack from Russia.

The medical association talking about the plight of students in Ukraine, who are pursuing their medical studies are stranded in Ukraine wrote: “Most of them cannot afford the escalated costs of air travel. Even those affording cannot travel due to the adverse conditions there. Even the day-to-day rations are dwindling, creating severe hardships for their survival.”

Their parents here are anxious and worried about the safety and well-being of their children. The letter reads: “IMA is well aware of the various efforts taken by our Union Government to get back Indian
citizens. We sincerely and humbly appeal to your good self to give priority to our young students and bring them back as soon as possible.”

“We request further to the Government to help them financially and make all possible efforts to get them out,” it appealed to PM Modi.

Narendra Modi last night spoke with Russian President, Vladimir Putin and expressed his concern regarding the safety of Indian citizens, especially students in Ukraine. PM Modi conveyed that India attaches the highest priority to their safe exit and return to India.

On Thursday Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in which over 100 people including civilians are already dead and Russian forces have entered various parts of Ukraine.

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Manager Editorial

Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.


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