Udayer Pathey – Doctoring the Future
Many parents want their children to become doctors. Unfortunately, in rural India these dreams don’t often come true due to lack of financial capabilities.
A merit seat in any Medical College costs approximately Rs. 3,000 a month for 6 years for a student to pay for his tuition fees, food and accommodation to pursue medical studies and become doctor. It costs few hundred-thousands donation in private medical college for getting a medical seat and a few more lakhs to pursue medical studies. These things combine to curb the most humble aspirations that a rural parent has for his child.
We at Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH) & Asia Heart Foundation (AHF) feel that it is important to develop a cachet of qualified medical graduates for the future that will help India administer its healthcare system more effectively. Towards this endeavour, we launched a financial assistance / scholarship program for school students in West Bengal. This scholarship program identifies students from the government schools in the small towns and villages of West Bengal. We will also extend assistance to these students in finding a medical seat based on their merit and also assist these students in arranging loan from banks / financial institutions and stand guarantors.