Medical News एडिशन 2022-2023
Sunday was the day of renaissance for medical students as Amit Shah released textbooks of three MBBS subjects बायोकैमिस्ट्री, फिजियोलॉजी and एनाटॉमी in Hindi. There are mixed feelings like mixed languages, surging in everyone's mind.
Do we need flavors of language or more doctors in the country? Will students opt for Hindi medium education? Will this be discontinued like the Hindi Engineering curriculum of 2016 that lacked AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) approval?
Is this another intellectual cul-de-sac?
The plan to change language would be construed through the article. Education in English is usually the prerogative of the rich and students can now come out of this linguistic inferiority complex.
While addressing hundreds of students at Bhopal's Lal Parade ground, Amit Shah inaugurated the transliterated books. Shah talked about PM Narendra Modi's vision to provide education in Hindi and other regional languages. Hindi is the resource of our country and should be passed on to generations keeping its roots intact in the textbooks.
Doctors from MedBound Times have shared their opinion on this political stance, Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada, MD believes while imparting concepts in Hindi, terminologies should be preserved in English, calling 'Mitral Valve' as 'माइट्रल वॉल'
Some doctors welcomed the gesture, while Dr. Tanya Singh has called this a distraction tactic by politicians. Dr. Aarti Nehra is doctrinaire about the new curriculum in Hindi, questioning the career sustainability of those wishing to study abroad.
According to ministers, studying subjects in their mother tongue will help them understand the concepts better. Mother language acts as a catalyst in learning. In a world where intellectual ability is conflated with English, language changes its skin with every mile. Career paths can take students to a place of mainstream language. English has become the lingua franca in many parts of the world.
Students who host from regional areas find it hard to pronounce medical terminologies. They cram the concept or medical terminologies in English. Studying MBBS subjects in their mother tongue will help students sustain knowledge for a long time. As per THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION 2009, the mother tongue should be preferred as the "medium of instruction."
State government officials said that the books carry medical terminologies in Devanagari script and explanations in Hindi.
The Hindi MBBS textbook speaks volumes,
"Is it the language or 'Hindi Imperialism' in the print?"