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Foreign medical graduates oppose screening exam in Delhi

Foreign medical graduates staging a protest at Rajpath in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: R.V Moorthy

Foreign medical graduates staging a protest at Rajpath in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: R.V Moorthy  

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The group has demanded among other things that the MCI abolish the screening exam and pass all the doctors who have been waiting to clear this MCI screening exam since 2002.

Medical graduates, who have completed their education abroad and have returned to the country to work here, held a protest demonstration near Boat Club on Tuesday morning demanding that the Medical Council of India (MCI) withdraw what they termed was “its unfair screening exam”.

“Thousands of Indians, who have got their primary medical degree from abroad, are now depressed and jobless in India because of the screening test conducted by the National Board of Examination/ MCI,” said one of the doctors.

In a release, the group has demanded among other things that the MCI abolish the screening exam and pass all the doctors who have been waiting to clear this MCI screening exam since 2002.

Stating that they have studied from World Health Organisation-recognised universities whose standards are more in rank compared to Indian medical colleges and also recognised by the MCI, the students have said the “quality of the MCI screening/test is not at par with the basic level of examination held for the broad spectrum in India”.

“We urge the Government of India to make a committee of non-biased doctors to verify whether the exam conducted in June this year was really screening-based or PG/competitive level.

Accordingly, we request you to add marks and pass the foreign medical graduates who appeared,” said the protesters.

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