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119 medical students died by suicide in last 5 years, over 1,000 dropped out: RTI reply

New Delhi : An RTI reply revealed that 64 MBBS and 55 postgraduate medicos died by suicide in the last 5 years has send shockwave in the medical fraternity. Vivek Pandey, a social and political activist, filed an RTI seeking details on number of medical students died by suicide and number of students who left college in the last five years. As per the reply by the National Medical Commission (NMC), a total of 1,166 students dropped out of medical colleges. Of which 160 were studying MBBS and 956 were pursuing postgraduate courses.The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB report 2021) showed that the number of student suicides in India has risen by 27% in the past five years from 2016 to 2021.