M.D. The Association of Physicians has requested the Delhi High Court to defer the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMLE) following the nationwide COVID-19 epidemic. The screening test was scheduled for June 18.
The association said FMGE screening test centers are notified in a limited number of cities and a large number of candidates will be forced to travel without taking even a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, the application was opposed by advisers to the National Examination Board (NBE) and the National Medical Commission (NMC), who noted that the qualifying examination could be retaken in December, if not in June, and not postponed. Should. Father of the Nation of a few candidates.
Judge Amit Bansal, who is hearing the case, asked the counsel to keep some documents on record and listed the matter for hearing on Friday.
Appropriate steps are being taken to conduct the examination: NBE and NMC
The association, represented by advocates S. Pujari and Chaitanya Sundariyal, has sought to fix the June 2021 notice for FMGE and the April 16 information bulletin titled ‘Foreign Medical Graduate Exam Screening Test Information Bulletin’ June 2021. Session ‘Published by NBE.
“According to the Medical Council of India Act and Screening Test Regulations 2002, persons with medical qualification granted by a foreign institution are required to be eligible for FMGE screening test in order to be recognized for their medical qualification and to be registered,” the petition said. The state’s medical councils study medicine in India. “
“The petitioner is approaching this court at a time when the whole world is going through the Kovid-19 epidemic, while India is among the most affected countries in the world.”
“At a time when the central government is taking strict measures to control the epidemic and all state governments are imposing lockdowns and curfews, agitation and transport restrictions, members of the applicant association and other eligible foreign medical graduates are compelled to attend the FMGE screening on June 18. For the test, when he and those around him were at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Meanwhile, NMC and NBE advisors T Singhdev and Kirtiman Singh said the application was not properly filed by an authorized representative and was flawed.
“We need more doctors because the third wave of the virus is coming. This is an examination of the whole nation and only of these few applicants. “If they don’t want to take the exam now, they can give it in December, but they can’t stop the exam for everyone in the country,” Singhdev argued.
NMC and NBE advisors also said that appropriate steps are being taken to conduct the examination.
The petition said, “On the one hand, the authorities have postponed the National Eligibility Admission (Post Graduate) -2021 due to the ongoing epidemic. On the other hand, they have decided to conduct FMGE screening tests outside the country.” Preparations for the third wave. “
The petitioners, challenging the April notice and information bulletin, argued that the decision of the authorities was arbitrary and unreasonable and sought to adjourn the FMGE till a later date.
(With inputs from agencies)
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