This Move includes the Merit list as the Sole Criterion for the Medical admissions.
After implementing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and super specialty levels, the ministry of health and family welfare (MOHFW) announced last week that common counselling will be conducted at the state level for admission to medical courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Amendments made in the relevant regulations of Medical Council of India require the designated authority at the state/union territory level to do counselling for all medical institutions in the state, including those established by the Central government, state government, university, deemed university, trust, society, company, minority institutions or corporations.
Good News ! for Indian medical students who are getting their MBBS degrees from Foreign Universities will now have an opportunity to work in India without giving their exams here according to a proposal sent by the Union health ministry to the Medical Council of India.
Six lakhs doctors shortage in the country the government says that this is to overcome the shortage.
The counselling for all-India quota seats at undergraduate and postgraduate levels will continue to be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services, MoHFW.
Experts say that this move will help make the admission process more transparent and curb the alleged practice of capitation fee (donations) charged by colleges. According to Dr KK Aggarwal, national president-elect, Indian Medical Association, the students will not have to apply to multiple agencies for admission in the same state.
“Moreover, it is necessary to conduct common counselling after NEET. Without common counselling, the purpose of having a common entrance test is defeated,”
Doctors who graduate from China, Russia, Nepal south-east Asian and Eastern European countries have to write the Foreign Medical Graduates Examinations, and if they pass they can register and Practice in India.
Data from the Medical Council of India shows that since 2002, 29,968 students have appeared for the foreign medical examination and only 3,610 have passed Dr G. Srinivas, president of Telangana Junior Doctor’s Association thinks the new measure is unfair.
” The medical education and bedside experience of foreign doctors are minimal .the teaching standards are different and they are not on par with Indian standards. On one side the government wants us to write exams after passing our MBBS and on the other side they want to recruit foreign doctors without exams, which is not fair. we are going to strongly protest against it,
Medical Experts says that this move and initiative will help make the admission process more transparent and curb the alleged practice of capitation fee (donations) charged by colleges.
According to Dr KK Aggarwal, national president-elect, Indian Medical Association, the students will not have to apply to multiple agencies for admission in the same state. “Moreover, it is necessary to conduct common counselling after NEET.
Without common counselling, the purpose of having a common entrance test is defeated.
It is a ridiculous division of seats in private medical colleges that forces many students to study abroad. a junior doctor on condition on anonymity explained, In private medical colleges, 50 percent of seats are reserved for the government, 20 percent is int the management quota and the remaining are paid seats which too costly. these seats cost allegedly 1.5 core. That is one of the major reasons that many students opt for seats outside India.
Telangana Medical council chairman Dr Ravinder reddy says’ ”As of today, writing a medical exam for the foreign medical graduate is as per the MCI act and it is being followed.” But when there is a shortage of doctors, why are trained doctors not being allowed to practice in India? why must people in rural areas go to RMPs?
A senior doctors on condition of anonymity explained ” the problem is that none of the Indian doctors who are trained in India or abroad want to practice in will be a growing competition in urban and semi-urban areas only, A foreign doctor will come with a different set of expertise, Also, the name that he is foreign-returned will attract a lot of patients and this is why many are scared about.
At present several Indian doctors who got their degrees abroad and were rejected in India are practicing in the countries they passed out from. according to sources in the Medical council of India, many of them have got employment in the Middle east and South East Asian Countries where the patient load is manageable students.