ANI Photo | “Hostel accommodation to PG medical students is optional”: NMC after complaints from students

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued a public notice on hostel accommodation for PG Medical students after several complaints from students that hostels or medical institutions are compelling them to stay in the hostel and a hefty amount is being paid for the same.
According to NMC regulations, hostel accommodation for postgraduate medical students is optional.
As per regulation 5.6 of the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation (PGMER), 2023, “It will be mandatory for the college to provide appropriate residential accommodation to post-graduate students. However, it will not be mandatory for the post-graduate students to stay in the hostel,” the notice stated.
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However, it was also mentioned in the notice that based on the provisions in the PGMER 2000, hostel facility isn’t mandatory to be provided by the college.
“There were no such provisions in the PGMER, 2000 for a mandatory stay of the PG Medical Students in the hostel offered by the college,” it added.
“However, a number of complaints have been received from PG students alleging that the Medical Colleges/Institutions are compelling them to stay in the hostel offered by the Medical Colleges/ Institutions and a hefty amount is being charged on this account. This is a violation of Regulation 5.6 of the PGMER, 2023,” it reads
As per the notice if medical colleges fail to adopt regulations then they can be penalized.
“All the Medical Colleges and Institutes are directed to take cognizance of the above-mentioned regulation, failing which NMC may take action as per Regulations 9.1 and 9.2 of the PGMER, 2023 which includes monetary penalty, reduction of seats, stoppage of admission etc,” the notice further added

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