Hyderabad: MBBS and post-graduate medical students will be attending practical classes in person from Thursday. Strict health precautions will be taken during the classes and only vaccinated students will be allowed to attend these classes.
College heads are working on the algorithms, as the Coronavirus is difficult to understand and the safety of the students is the prime concern.
Since the time of the lockdown, these colleges are holding classes via online. The normal classes resume with 50 per cent attendance, by adopting a rotation system of 15 days per month.
The state government has permitted Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) to allow all affiliated medical colleges to reopen from Thursday in a phased manner.
Following this, KNRUHS has directed medical colleges to reopen so that they can conduct the practical classes. However, they must conduct academic activities in batches and in a phased manner to prevent overcrowding in colleges and hostels.
Principal Dr Shashikala Reddy at Osmania Medical College said, “Theory classes are on through online as per instructions from the authorities. Osmania Medical College has a strength of 1,000 in MBBS and 400 in post-graduation. It is mandatory for every student to get vaccinated and we will see to it that all Covid protocols will be maintained.”
“We are arranging accommodation at the hostels by following the ‘new normal’ rule; there are four girls hostels and three boys hostels,” the principal said....