Health minister urged to look into the problems faced by Indian doctors with foreign medical degrees

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Dr Shrikant Shinde along with Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant, MP Arvind Sawant, Dr Pritam Munde and Dr Heena Gavit met union health minister J P Nadda and urged him to look into the problems faced by Indian doctors with foreign medical degrees who wish to work in India.

Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Dr Shinde said due to a very low passing percentage in the screening test called Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), mandatory for Indian students with foreign medical degrees, doctors who wish to start practising or taking any job in the health sector upon their return to India cannot do so.

Dr Shinde suggested an expert debate on the FMGE Examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and demanded a Parliamentary committee be set up to look into all the aspects of the matter due to its national importance, reports ToI.

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Comment by Vaibhav
2015-03-20 20:51:17


If we see the present rules that only after clearing the exam one can practice in India, but inspite of these rules the big corporate hospitals are employing them without having their registration number at a lower wage as duty doctors without showing them on their pay rolls. Its a win win for both parties that they gets employed & hospitals get doctor at a lower wage. But if we see the scenario in other countries they have strict rules that without clearing exams, one cannot even think of going to a hospital.

This is the present status of medical education 7 doctors in India



Comment by Dr.B.Ravi Kumar
2015-03-23 20:01:38

Indian doctors are also not far behind in incompetence. High Court of Kerala judgment no:1903/14 dated 3/12/14 is a judgment which speaks for itself. I will be very thankful if you can SMS your e mail id.
mobile 9349312325, 9496153097. land line 0471-2735659.

Comment by R N Sen
2015-03-28 01:31:52

@ Dr. Ravi Kumar,
Sir, I am not getting the judgement 1903/14 dated 3/12/14 in kerala high court site… may i request your good office to email ( the same or otherwise where else I can get it…
With regards…
Sen R N

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