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Doctors body urge Delhi HC to postpone Foreign Medical Graduate Exam

New Delhi: The Association of MD Physicians on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to give appropriate directions for postponing the screening test of the June 18 foreign medical graduate examination in view of the Kovid-19 epidemic.

Association MD F MD Physician has applied through Advocate Edit S Pujari and Chaitanya Sundariyal.

The petition was given a partial hearing by a bench of Justice Amit Bansal on Wednesday, which has listed it for further hearing on Friday.

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The MD Physicians member organization consists of foreign medical graduates who have completed their primary medical courses at premier medical education institutes around the world, i.e. outside India.

According to the Indian Medical Council Act and Screening Test Regulations 2002, persons with medical qualifications granted by a foreign institution are required to be eligible for the FMGE Screening Test in order to be recognized for their medical qualifications and to be registered with the State Medical Council. Practice medicine in India.

The eligible applicant told the court that members of the association and other foreign medical graduates are being forced to appear for the FMGE screening test on June 18, while themselves and those around them are at risk of contracting Covid-19.

Dr Rajesh Rajan, president of the Association of MD Physicians, said that on behalf of the FMG members who were aggrieved, he approached the NBE’s executive director, Prof. Pavinindralal, requesting the National Examination Board to postpone FMGE June 2021. However, no response has been received from the petitioner regarding such representation, he said.

Given the Kovid-19 epidemic, it is safe or not possible for such a large number of candidates to appear for the FMG exam in June 2021, the association said.

It has been clarified that the applicant is a member of the association, like other FMGs, ready and willing to be a part of the Covid-19 staff, and in this regard, an application has also been made to the Supreme Court of India, showing that even in the third and fourth year MBBS students Have been made part of such a work-force.

However, the petitioners have stated that the announcement to work as part of such a work-force (which is considered as an internship, and the issue is also pending before the Supreme Court in the same writ petition) is completely different for FMGE to sit for. , Who should live in their homes, movement and travel, RT-PCR testing, and in a city where they do not call home.

The Petitioners Association, on behalf of its members, who are required to travel to other cities to take the proposed exam to be held on June 18, awaited the response NBE, and hoped that the respondents would also recognize the impact on thousands of students and their families, and the exam. Will defer.

It also states that a large number of competitive examinations as well as qualifying examinations have been either postponed / canceled.

“The applicant association has been urged in the notice dated 15.04.2021 under the title of ‘Foreign Medical Graduate Examination Screening Test Bulletin December 2020 Session’ under the June 2021 FMGE and Principal Bulletin dated 16.04.2021.” Published by

It also demanded the issuance of appropriate articles, orders or directions as adults

Mandamus’s writing under Article 226 of the Constitution of India directed the respondent to take the examination at the appropriate time for such examination, but not six ()) weeks before the date when the examination was basic.

The Center has opposed the application, saying those who could not appear in June could take the exam in December.

The court asked the petitioner association to submit a resolution which allowed the association to file the existing petition and asked the Center to bring on record a document showing that it had taken steps related to the Covid-1 crisis to conduct the examinations. Mid-June.

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