Proud Moment For India As Six Students From Mumbai’s Infamous Slum Crack The NEET

Six medical students from Mumbai’s infamous Govandi slum area clear the NEET exam with flying colours.

Simren Rodrigues

December 17, 2020

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Six students from Mumbai’s Govandi slum area cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The slum is located in Mumbai’s eastern suburban area and is infamous for its crime rate and drug cases. However, these six students proved that determination and hard work is all it takes to get the odds in your favour. Read ahead to know the details.

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The six students have set an example for the rest of India’s youngsters that no battle is too big or too small. One of the NEET qualifiers, Jaiba Khan spoke about her experience during these testing times. When asked about why did she choose to be a doctor, Jaiba stated that she was clear about it since her childhood. She mentioned that her father is a doctor and she grew up watching him. Hence, she decided to become a doctor. Talking about her experience Jaiba stated that it was not easy to clear the exam but a proper study schedule and planning helped her crack it. She also spoke about the pandemic and said that after noticing the shortage of doctors, she was determined to crack the medical exam.

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Another qualifier Saif Asif Jogle also spoke about his experience. Saif is the son of a caterer and scored 591/720 in the medical exam. When asked why he chose it, Saif revealed that he noticed how poor people struggle to get proper treatment. He revealed that his family and many other people belonging to financially weak backgrounds were not provided proper treatment when they needed it. Hence, his aim was to become a doctor and work with them in the future. He also revealed that his parents fully support him. Since Govandi has a bad reputation, he kept himself away from all the negativity and focused solely on his studies.

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According to a news portal, Dr Zahid Khan said that many doctors avoid the slum area because of its bad reputation. Dr Zahid is known for his work of forming the local association of doctors in the Govandi area. He also stated that with good support from the government, the number of NEET qualifiers may increase from 6 to 18 per year.

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