Youturn editor Iyan Karthikeyan released a video with proof regarding the correct stats. In response to it, a video was released by Mr. Rangaraj about the NEET entrance exam. We have written this article in detail compiling the exact statistical data spoken of in that video.
Mr. Iyan Karthikeyan said Medical tourism is more prevalent in Tamil Nadu and because of the better medical facilities, the more medical tourism takes place here in Tamil Nadu but Mr. Rangaraj opposed this by replaying that they all are happened only in a private hospital, not in a government hospital
In India, students and parents are more interested in studying medicine in government medical colleges, not in private hospitals. It is not easy to get a seat in government medical colleges. Even, most of the doctors working in private hospitals are educated in government medical colleges. This is because only government medical colleges can provide free hospitals and patients to diagnose various diseases. Therefore, there is a lot of experiential learning available to medical students. Learning by experience in a private medical college is less likely than in a government medical college. To oppose the claim regarding Tamil Nadu’s better medical tourism he came forward to speak out about the private sector.
Did the studies become more important than money after NEET?
Mr. Rangaraj has been talking about the misinformation that marks and studies become more important and money becomes less important after NEET comes.
In 2018, The Times of India reported that, “Students who score 5% in Physics, 10% in Chemistry, and even 20% in Biology is enough to get MBBS seats. This has been going on for the last 2 years. There is great confusion in this percentage system.”
In another report published in The Times of India in 2018, it has been revealed that even those who get negative marks in NEET exam are getting medical seats. A study conducted at a private college found that “400 students who studied in a private college received a single digit score in physics and chemistry, while 110 students studied medicine with a 0 or negative score in biology.”
Students who get negative marks are also studying medicine, claiming that they will develop qualified students through NEET examination. If this had been the previous score-based system, then only those who get higher marks in all the three subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology with higher cut-off would get the medical seat. The NEET exam makes it clear that the claim that private colleges are functioning properly is false.
Private college fee structure:
Proponents of NEET often say that private colleges have not been able to charge higher fees since NEET. But even then the data are different.
In 2018, private colleges are said to be charging up to Rs 12.50 lakh a year. 12.50 lakh per annum and beyond 60 lakh in 5 years. Private colleges have been claiming that donations are illegal and charge high fees. But now they are legally charged more than Rs 60 lakh for a medical seat
Next, according to the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) 2019, the government will decide on fees and all other charges only for 50 per cent seats in private and autonomous colleges. The government will not fix the fees for the remaining seats.
The World Health Organization recommended a ratio of 1 doctor per 1000 people. The ratio in Tamil Nadu is 1 doctor per 253 people. Mr. Rangaraj said that the late former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha had achieved this.
The same Jayalalitha who continued to oppose the NEET exam till she was there as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, Jayalalitha said, “If NEET exam happens, it will be only useful for the affluent people in the big cities.”
Central Government Expenditure:
Mr. Rangaraj states in his video that the central government spends 60% on medical colleges which is undeniable. But the central government spends our tax money. Even in that many of them raising their voice regarding the partiality.
South Indian states are the largest developed and highest income earning states in India. In particular, in 2016, only 40 paise per rupee of the tax paid was returned to Tamil Nadu by the Central Government. In 2018, only 29 paise was returned for the same rupee. How much is left for the upcoming years is questionable?
If they collect 1 rupee as tax from the southern states, the return is only 29 paise and 40 paise, but they give 1.50 to the northern states.
They proudly say that out of the millions of students who attended the NEET exam, 48 students have passed without joining training centres. But, only 1.6 per cent of students have passed without a training centre. The fact that 98.4% of the students have passed through NEET training centres is disappointing.
Class wise Public & Private School Student Ratio:
According to the Right to Information Act it was able to learn that 74% of students in the private and government schools who participated in the Class X examination in 2017 are from the forward class, 40% from the backward class, 25% from the most backward classand 15% from the Scheduled Tribes.
10% reservation is given to the economically backward class. But in Tamil Nadu, only 3% are forward class.
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