A toll-free helpline quantity ‘104’ has been launched by Tamil Nadu Government to assist college students take care of the strain of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical course admission. The counselling helpline was launched on September 15 after a number of experiences of NEET aspirants committing suicide surfaced from numerous components of the state.
In Chennai alone, a devoted staff of 40 psychiatrists and psychologists has been appointed to assist college students take care of the stress of examination outcomes. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin urged college students to not take any hasty selections and stated they need to search skilled assist when wanted. The CM additionally requested mother and father to be extra thoughtful to their kids and stated they need to give attention to instilling self-confidence in college students as an alternative of burdening them with any form of expectation strain
The state’s well being division collected information of concerning the 1.11 lakh college students who had appeared for NEET this 12 months and has been reaching out to them for counselling over the cellphone. Since the conclusion of NEET on September 12, three Tamil Nadu college students have killed themselves by suicide because of the stress of the doorway examination.
CM Stalin vowed to abolish NEET and stated that there can be no compromise within the authorized wrestle to completely take away it. The Tamil Nadu state meeting had handed a invoice searching for a everlasting exemption to the state’s college students from showing in NEET. The invoice acknowledged that admission to undergraduate medical programs in Tamil Nadu can be given on the idea of marks obtained in school 12.
However, the implementation of the invoice’s provision would require nonetheless require a nod from the president and even when it will get a nod from the president, the parliament holds the ability to amend or repeal it.
The govt additionally launched “The Impact of NEET on Medical Admissions in Tamil Nadu” report that “the well being care system of Tamil Nadu can be very badly affected” if the medical entrance continues adding that NEET is skewed towards students from affluent families and rural children are left-back.