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Health Ministry considering NMC’s plan to enable MBBS students hit by Ukraine war, Kovid complete their courses in India MPNRC News

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Health Ministry considering NMC’s plan to enable MBBS students hit by Ukraine war, Kovid complete their courses in India

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Discussions are going on in the Union Health Ministry on a possible formulation of a policy or plan to enable Indian medical students affected by the Ukraine crisis and the pandemic to complete their education in the country’s colleges. Sources told PTI that the National Medical Commission (NMC) has sought the health ministry’s view in the light of the Supreme Court’s direction to the regulatory body to prepare a plan in two months, following which such MBBS students will be admitted to medical colleges here. Permission has been given to complete clinical training.

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The Ministry of External Affairs considers the Ministry of Health to allow Indian private medical institutions to continue medical degree programs on a one-time exception basis from Indian private medical institutions to enable Indian private medical institutions to face such compelling circumstances beyond their control. Wrote to do as well. At present, there are no norms under the National Medical Commission (NMC) rules to accommodate Indian students pursuing medical courses abroad, who had to return home midway through an academic session at medical colleges here.

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“There have been preliminary discussions on the possible determination of a policy or a plan to enable Indian medical students affected by the Ukraine crisis and pandemic to complete their education in the country’s colleges, but nothing concrete has been decided. “Though the exact number of such students is not clear, estimates suggest that they could be over 20,000 and colleges in India find it a difficult task to accommodate such a large number of students amidst the ongoing academic sessions. Discussions are being held to find a way out,” a source told PTI.

The top court had on April 29 directed the NMC to prepare the plan in two months. In March, the regulatory body said foreign medical graduates with incomplete internships due to COVID-19 or war-like situations could end up in India.

The NMC has said in a circular that it can be processed by the State Medical Councils, provided the candidates have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination before applying to complete the internship in India. On May 6, the NMC wrote to the health ministry stating that the apex court has directed the regulatory body to prepare a plan within two months to allow respondents and similar students to undergo clinical trials in Indian medical colleges on such charges. May be permitted to complete the training, as may be prescribed by the NMC.

It directed the Commission to further analyze or test the candidate in such scheme so as to satisfy that such candidate has been sufficiently trained to obtain provisional registration for completion of 12 months internship. The letter from the NMC mentioned that it was told to the apex court that several medical students who returned from Ukraine would be in different semesters. But the court was of the view that the plan should include the necessary provisions for students returning from Ukraine.

“It is clarified that the National Medical Commission, after the implementation of NEET, does not maintain the list/data relating to Indian nationals seeking/obtaining medical qualification(s) in any foreign medical institutions. “Keeping in view the order dated April 29 passed by the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Health is requested to give its views/comments on the issue of providing clinical training to foreign medical graduates in India,” the NMC secretary said. letter.

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