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Videos: Cuban heavily armed forces against Pakistani medical students complaining about standard of education.
  
10-09-2010

Updated September 11, 2010

Guest students from Pakistan, studying medicine in a school  in Matanzas Cuba have protested with strikes against the standard of the education, complaining that it will not serve them when they return to Pakistan. It also seems they feel discriminated as their studying conditions are quite different from other foreign medical students in Cuba and that the school is not equipped with the minimum essentials for their studies. It is not fully clear but it seems the student strikes have been two major ones. One in March which lasted a month and one in July this year. The three videos were smuggled out from Cuba to the Miami TV broadcasted programme Maria Elvira and it is not really clarified if all videos are from the same occasion  and if they are from March or July. Whatever is and what is of particular interest  is this enormous show of forces by the Cuban government  against unarmed students and even foreign guest students. Apparently some 15-17 of them were expelled to Pakistan. In this update we add the third video and the requirements of these students made a year ago, to show what their requests are about.

 

 

  

 

 

Overseas Pakistani Friends - September 17, 2009

THE PLIGHT OF PAKISTANI MEDICAL STUDENTS IN CUBA

Education Add comments Sep 172009       It is stated respectfully that we, a sum of about 1000 Pakistani students reached here in Cuba on the course of Medical Studies, when Cuban Government offered 1000 scholarships to Pakistani students. Since our arrival we have found unsatisfying living conditions, which were not up to our expectations. Second year of MBBS is about to finish, however there are still many critical problems unresolved. Our students’ representatives met the Cuban Officials to discuss the matters of “Study Duration”, “Medical Practice” and “The Campus facilities”. They informed us that these matters had been discussed with our Government. The question rises, “Why the Government took the crucial decision of sending 1000 students, selected on the merit base, under such circumstances?” We are forced to say that a great irresponsibility has been shown by our Government as she has sent the best students from all over the Pakistan without analyzing; the basic educational facilities (e.g. hospital availability, laboratories and dissection halls etc.) and the living conditions provided to the students.

We are very much frustrated and feel our future on stake, as we do not even know whether our degree is valid or not.

The details of the issues are following 

1.      According to the deed of agreement (the judicial stamp paper) between the HEC and students, we had to study in the world leading Medical University of Cuba. It was also advertised in the newspaper. Sir! Our school, by no definitions of the world, can be called a world leading university and is not included into ELAM.  ELAM is a system of medical education in Cuba, which provides its students with better facilities. The students stay in the main campus in Havana for the first two years and then they are shifted to various Provincial Medical Faculties with attached hospitals. This system is far better than ours. Here it’s worth mentioning that we are studying under a new system still, “Nuevo Programa de Formación de los Médicos” (New Program of Formation Doctors), which is totally different from ELAM. Recently, our campus was a Spanish language learning school and now it is the medical school.  It lacks basic facilities, like library, proper laboratory, no specimens (The dead bodies etc) are available for the dissection, and even the nearest hospital is far away from our school. How can one think of a medical school without any hospital attached? Staying in the same campus for the next 6 years, we could not get the quality education and medical practice. All around the world in the recognized medical institutions, the Hospital Practice is obligatory from the 3rd Year, however in our case, only one trimester comprising of 12 weeks is dedicated to the medical practice in some hospital and the rest of time we shall stay at the same school.

We should be treated like the students of ELAM. Now, we are in the 2nd year of Medicine and we must be shifted to proper faculties of Medicine with attached hospitals like that of Havana, Camagüey or Santiago de Cuba, divided into no more than two groups. 

2.      In the advertisement of HEC and in the legal papers submitted to HEC, it was clearly stated that we will receive a 1 year Spanish language course and 5 years of medical studies (total duration being 6 years). Here the situation is different. According to the system, we have to go through a 1 year language course plus 6 years MBBS course, making the total duration of studies, 7 years. Then we will have to do the house job for 1 year in Pakistan. So, in total the whole process will take about 8 years and one golden year of our life will be wasted.

We want our medical program to end in December 2012 (Lasting 6 years in total) as written in the advertisement and the legal papers. We want to get the surety that our house job should be in Pakistan, and that it will be provided immediately after our return. 

3.      1000 Pakistani students have been sent by the Government of Pakistan, in a contract at the level of the two governments. It is proclaimed world over that the Cuban Medicine is the best around the globe, but still the PMDC does not recognize this system. The PMDC has recognized a couple of medical universities of China, where the students study on self-finance basis on their own expenses. We were selected on the merit basis and we are among the best students of Pakistan.

The PMDC must recognize this degree and the system, and we shall be allowed to work as medical practitioners in Pakistan without appearing in the PMDC exam. 

4.      It is stated respectfully that according to PC 1 for the scholarship project of 1000 Pakistani students studying in Cuba, the amount of stipend decided was 100 Dollars per student per month (equivalent to 80 Euros more or less) with an increment of 5 Dollars per year. However we have been receiving a sum of 30 Euros per month during the first year and 50 Euros per month onwards without any increment. The question of the hour is that if 80 Euros per month was allocated for each student then why HEC has been paying 30 Euros and afterwards 50 euros per student? Where has gone the rest of amount? In a meeting of Senate standing committee, HEC and the Ministry of Education personnel held in Islamabad, it was already approved that the stipend must be raised to 100 EUROS but no practical step has been taken. There are students from other countries like Djibouti, Mali, and Yemen etc. who receive an amount of about 200-250 Euros/month. Keeping in view some basic needs and the price hike in Cuba, we find stipend not enough to fulfill our basic needs. Some details are mentioned below:

a.      TRANSPORT: In all the academic institutes of the world special buses are provided to the students for the transportation purposes. In our case, the nearest city is 15Km far from our school and we have been in an utter need of school transport. In the beginning, the transport was promised by the HEC and Cuban Government. This promise was never fulfilled. However at the same time Chinese Students, who are localized in the same locality under the same circumstances, have been provided with the buses for transportation. So, we had to arrange the transport on our on. All the students raise funds monthly and pay for the transportation. We have to pay a heavy amount for this purpose i.e. almost equivalent to Rupees 1 Lac (Rs 1,00,000) monthly.

b.      INTERNET: The necessity of internet is inevitable in this modern era. We have not been provided Worldwide Internet facilities. The internet provided to us is an INTRANET with an access to local e-mail server and some local websites. The international websites are blocked like Yahoo, Hotmail etc that we could use for the better communication purposes. We need a full fledge Internet access in order to access the online Study Material. We are almost cut off from our families and the rest of the world. Near to us, there are two faculties (AJ-39 and J-32) of Chinese Students in the same locality of Jagüey Grande (one faculty AJ-32 is just 2Km away from us). In these schools full access to Worldwide Internet has been provided to the students and their Government pays for it. Our Government has always been silent to this matter so, we decided to get the internet on our own expenditure. It costs 2120 CUC monthly (equivalent to Rs. 2,12,000 more or less) + an installation fee of 1800 CUC (equivalent to almost Rs. 1,80,000).

c.      GENERAL EXPENSES: Apart from the above mentioned main expenses, religious and cultural activities, there are various other basic needs like food, stationary clothing and communication etc. which demand a fair share of our stipend. Some examples of the general commodities are given below:

Normal quality t-shirt:                                             10 to 15 CUC (Rs 1000 to 1500)

Jeans:                                                                 20 CUC (Rs 2000)

Calling Card (for 2 minutes call to Pakistan):  10 CUC (Rs 1000)

I kg powdered milk:                                          6 CUC (about Rs 600)

 

       For these basic needs, the stipend is always insufficient and students face economic crisis. There is no option of part time job and our parents can not afford sending money to us every month, as majority of students belong to lower middle class families. Our parents sent us to Cuba under the Fascinating Subject “FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP”. If the parents send the money, they will have to pay heavy transaction costs (i.e. 10-15%). According to PC 1 the stipend should be 110 USD (considering 5% annual increment), that is not being accomplished by the HEC. Keeping in view all the above mentioned expenditures, we request that our stipend must be increased to 200 Euros monthly so that we may make the both ends meet and fulfill our basic needs easily.

*As recommended by the Senate standing committee and the Ministry of Education personnel. 

5.      Cuba and Pakistan are two countries on two opposite corners of the globe. The problems of communication are known to everyone due to which, a sense of homesickness and remoteness prevails all the time. One ticket was provided to us by HEC after completion of two years. This trip helped us a lot to recover our lost energies and, we came back with a new passion and enthusiasm to work hard to be a good doctor who may serve the country in the best possible way. For the rest of the duration (i.e. 4-5 years) no ticket will be provided according to the HEC. We request that at least one more roundtrip ticket must be provided after next two years for a visit to home. This has also been recommended by the Senate Standing Committee and Ministry of Education and they have suggested the same to the HEC. 

We expect an amiable consideration of all the above matters. Kind positive answers are awaited with humble gratitude.

All the Pakistani students of Maximo Santiago Haza.

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Pakstudy.com

Islamabad, March 11

 The strike of Pakistani medical students in Cuba, which continued for more than one month, has ended and all students have once again resumed their classes after the issue was amicably resolved.

The students were observing strike, as they were of the opinion that the quality of education provided in Cuba is not up to the level of the one provided in Pakistan and they would not be able to pass the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) examination. They had also raised their voices against the non-availability of attached hospitals with their academic institutions.

According to a press release issued by HEC, a comprehensive certificate, addressing all issues, was signed by the deputy minister of health of Cuba and endorsed by the PMDC representative, who was in Cuba for the resolution of all outstanding issues.

Following the hectic efforts by the governments of Pakistan and Cuba, the Pakistani students expressed gratitude to the two countries for securing their future.

A total of 932 students are currently undertaking medical studies in Cuba on a full scholarship by the Cuban government, which encompasses tuition, hostel facility, books, food and all other matters pertaining to the medical studies in Cuba.

The first batch of these students has completed two years of medical study along with a comprehensive course in Spanish and is ready to initiate their third year of classes, while the second batch of students is in their second year of study.

The case for the resolution of the problems faced by these Pakistani students in Cuba was taken up by the Senate Standing Committee on Health, National Assembly Standing Committees on Health and Education. All the committees worked hard to address all concerns of the students and their parents, so that the students may return to serve Pakistan as fully qualified doctors.

A delegation headed by Senator Nilofer Bakhtiar and including representatives of PMDC and HEC have been in Cuba, working with the Pakistani embassy there to find an amicable resolution of the students' apprehensions in Cuba.

The visiting delegation inspected the classrooms, teaching facilities, laboratories and living area of the students in their existing location as well as the new location. The students are proceeding to start their third year of studies along with clinical rotation. The news

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