Dr David K Pillai meets the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr M. Subramanian
19th July 2021, Monday: Dr David K Pillai, Chairman of Transworld Educare Pvt. Ltd. is a man who has dedicated his life to serve and help this country in two of the most important aspects: Education & Health. Especially when it comes to students and supporting the youth, Dr Pillai has always put his first step forward. And when this country and the future of the students and their careers were almost in jeopardy due to the pandemic, Dr David K Pillai left no stone unturned to help and aid the students in every way possible. A man of vision and immense knowledge, Dr David K Pillai’s invaluable contribution to medical education in India will forever be imprinted upon our nation’s rich history.
So, it came as no surprise when this Monday on 19th July 2021, Dr David K Pillai and his team reached out to the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M. Subramanian. The agenda of the meeting was based on 4 important talking points for which Dr Pillai and his team had an extensive discussion with the honourable health minister and also submitted a letter. Mr M. Subramanian with his unfathomable experience in health and administration also shared his insights in what turned out to be a fascinating and fruitful interaction.
Dr David K Pillai submits letter to Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M Subramanian
Below are the 4 major talking points from the meeting:
1. Reduction of Fees for internship for all the FMGs in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The students from Tamil Nadu have a lot of procedures, and formalities, and are usually met with a lot of delays in getting their internships approved. And that’s not all. In addition, the students have to pay a large amount of money to complete their internships which at times are almost half of the total fees. Whereas most of the other states in India have almost completely removed the fees requirement or keep it very minimal. Keeping the welfare of the students in mind, Dr Pillai and his team enforced the need for a revised internship structure at the earliest during the meeting.
2. Approving the online format of studying for Foreign Medical Graduate
Students throughout the world are studying in an online format right now, and even students who are Pursuing Medicine in Medical Colleges in India are doing the same, so why is it not recognised when Indian Students are studying medicine from a Foreign Medical College, and are stuck in India due to the pandemic. Dr Pillai and his team have urged the minister to take action in this regard immediately since there are almost 6000 students in Tamilnadu alone from Foreign Medical Colleges, unable to travel to Foreign countries to pursue Medicine.
3. Provisions for Foreign Medical Graduates to Travel Abroad
For the students who are stuck in India due to the pandemic, we requested the Honorable Minister to speak with the governments in both the Philippines and India through our foreign ministry since the students have been stuck here for a very long time and enable the students to travel.
4. Arrange Vaccine Jabs for the Foreign Medical Graduates.
There are a lot of students who are studying in the Philippines right now, who have not been able to receive the required vaccination yet. Since Indian students will only be receiving the vaccines after the local students have all been vaccinated, we requested the minister to arrange for the vaccines to be sent from India to the Philippines to vaccinate our Indian students.
Dr David K Pillai's small token of appreciation to Health Minister, Mr M Subramanian
Dr Pillai and his team are grateful to our Honourable Health Minister, Mr M Subramanian for allowing us to have this meeting. We hope that our voices will be heard and our requests will be granted. Dr David K Pillai during the meeting has spoken and represented himself on the behalf of the students who continue to believe in us and we are extremely grateful to Dr Pillai for once again single-handedly shouldering the burden of the thousands of students and their families.
This nation is forever grateful to you Sir.