Madhya Pradesh to start MBBS courses in Hindi, Medical Experts not Impressed.

The Madhya Pradesh government has declared that MBBS courses will be taught in Hindi from the upcoming session. However, many medical experts are not happy with this decision and are calling it “unfortunate.”

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Despite the Madhya Pradesh government’s groundbreaking decision to launch an MBBS program in Hindi beginning with the 2022–2023 academic year, medical professionals have expressed concerns about the decision due to the dearth of high-caliber books in the language on the topic. 

Many medical professionals questioned the government regarding the availability of top-notch instructional materials on the subject in the language. At the Gandhi Medical College (GMC) in Bhopal, the state government intends to offer MBBS to first-year students.

In addition, the BJP chief minister stated that starting in July 2022, six colleges will offer polytechnic and BTech degree programs in Hindi as part of the National Education Policy (NEP).

“We are preparing textbooks in such a manner that those studying MBBS in Hindi will not lag behind after completion of the course as they will be learning all the technical and medical terms in English as well as in Hindi,” said state medical education minister Vishvas Sarang.

The government’s decision to offer MBBS in Hindi did not, however, seem to have won over the medical community’s experts

“I am not against imparting medical education in Hindi, but are quality textbooks with updated advancements in the field available for students?” Research articles published in quality medical journals like “Lancet”, “British Medical Journal” and “New England Medical Journal,” among others, take three to four years at least to find a place in textbooks.” Former vice-chancellor of Devi Ahilyabai Vishwa Vidyalaya Dr Bharat Chhaperwal said.

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a former director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called the decision “unfortunate” but did not provide further details.