- Why Tamil Nadu opposes NEET?
- Should we accept imposition on our rights?
- The curious case of NEET in Supreme Court
- The legal argument against NEET and Supreme Court’s Highhandedness
- Why NEET or what ails medical education?
- Is NEET Merit?
- NEET : Corporate and Brahminical Interests Merge
- NEET for Higher Judiciary?
- Private Grabbing of People’s Assets
- Highs Score in NEET != Quality
- Doctors for the public and Corporate Doctors
- NEET is a Tool of Oppression
- NEET : Stand Up Against Oppression!
This is the 7th part of “Why Tamil Nadu Opposes NEET” a series of posts on Anitha’s suicide and NEET. It is based on a speech by Mr. Marudhaiyan of People’s Arts and Literature Association (PALA), published in Vinavu.com. The text of the speech has been translated into English by Nesan. Those who know Tamil can view the videos of speech here.
We publish this in 12 parts with suitable explanatory comments for the benefit those from outside Tamil Nadu.
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What quality are you talking about? If these students are made to pass NEET, will the quality of medical care improve?
If there is something called quality in medical care, it is because of government medical colleges, government hospitals and the doctors working in government hospitals. It is because of them that there is still some quality.
It is because of the presence of such doctors with social concern in Tamilnadu we oppose NEET. If NEET becomes the destiny, leave alone poor or oppressed castes, even the people with social concern, none of them can enter here. They can do nothing here. That is why this quality rating cannot be left to their control.
This is the point where the interests of brahminical dominant castes and corporate capitalists merge.
Education to the poor and oppressed castes is not in their agenda. It should not exist. It is a hurdle to free market. There should not be any labour laws. They hinder the free market. Similarly these people getting entry is a hindrance and so are getting evicted.
Instead of calling so directly, they use words like quality and merit and use entrance exam to filter. We should say don’t bother about it.
When we say ‘we’ it means who? It is not only the people of Tamil Nadu. It means the people of entire India. Those in other states may not be awake. If not today, they will wake up tomorrow.
What we mean is the overwhelming majority of working people, belonging to different states, different nationalities. That is we.
We will decide. You, i.e. corporate, you, that is Delhi government at the service of multinational companies, all including BJP; You have no right to decide quality for us. Whether it is for the people of Andhra or Kerala or other states.
If a doctor has to work, he/she should belong to that state, should know the language of their patients, should be familiar with that state and its culture, and should know the psychology of that people.
Can anyone work without knowing these things? If they think that these are not necessary, their aim is not to produce doctors for these people. So, how do we produce doctors suitable to us? How do we select the good and qualified doctors? We should decide these.
As of now, Tamil Nadu is aware of this. Other states will come to know. No country has reached the heights of quality medical care through such quality screening.
Cuba is a tiny country near America. Today, it is at the forefront of giving medical care to its people. America may be advanced in science. It may have advanced technology in Medical care. But there, poor people are dying for want of medical insurance. Trump is hell bent in wiping out th Obama care program.
America’s poor go to Cuba for their health care problems. It is Cuba which is standing tall in Medical care. Even in skills, it is standing tall.
Your NEET is for recruiting for Apollo. Recruiting for corporate hospitals and America. Therefore persons who oppose NEET should naturally stand with our people. Should speak about the health and well being of our people.
From that point, we should reject their talk of quality.
[Continued 8. Merit in Judiciary]