All India Foreign Medical Graduate Association wrote to health Minister regarding myths associated with MCI screening or FMGE exam. The letter reads as “We the All India Foreign Medical Graduates Association with our 26000 plus members welcomes National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 in principle with our reservation on the controversial Crosspathy (AYUSH & Homeopathy) clause which is against the fraternity of Modern Medicine and Indian Medicine both.

This is to also bring to your notice that People with vested interest are spreading false information (in online media, facebook, whatsapp) that FMGs will be exempted from Screening Test after NMC bill. Clause 32 of Bill reads “No person who has obtained medical qualification from a medical institution established in any country outside India and is recognized as a medical practitioner in that country, shall, after the commencement of this Act and the National Licentiate Examination (NLE) become operational under Sub-section (3) of Section 15, be enrolled in the National Register unless he/she qualifies the NLE. The NITI Aayog and Ranjit Roy Chaudhary Committee also clearly asked for the same recommendations.

Similar other fake news were circulated to misguide students who do not understand legal language of the Bill but gets take home bullet points from dubious sources. We hereby request the Ministry to release a white paper on this matter clearing Myths of NMC Bill”

Medical Reporter

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