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Adjust MBBS students returning from Ukraine in medical schools across India, IMA urges Centre

By Jasleen Kaur -- March 04, 2022 8:04 pm -- Updated:March 04, 2022 8:04 pm

New Delhi, March 4: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya about the fate and future of all MBBS students admitted to medical schools or colleges in Ukraine and now returning to India amid the outbreak of war with Russia.

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The IMA urged the Centre to adjust all evacuated Indian medical students in existing medical schools in the country through an appropriate disbursed distribution.

Adjust MBBS students returning from Ukraine in medical schools across India, IMA urges Centre"The number of medical students who have sought admission to medical colleges/schools in Ukraine is substantial and they are at various stages of their progression. As a matter of setting prescribed rule, an Indian student seeking admission to any foreign medical college is required to procure an eligibility certificate for the said admission from the then Medical Council of India now rechristened as National Medical Commission constituted vide National Medical Commission Act, 2019 repealing Indian Medical Council Act, of 1956," read a statement by the IMA.

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Adjust MBBS students returning from Ukraine in medical schools across India, IMA urges CentreThe Indian Medical Association further recommended, "All evacuated medical education learners who are Indian citizens and have procured admissions there upon seeking eligibility certificate from the statutory authorities in India and at various stages of progression there be adjusted as a onetime measure in existing medical schools in the country through an appropriate disbursed distribution."

Adjust MBBS students returning from Ukraine in medical schools across India, IMA urges Centre"This will also need the validation of certification which has been made by the competent academic authorities of the medical schools where they were originally admitted in medical schools in Ukraine whereby the progression of theirs' would be permissible in Indian medical schools," the letter read.

-PTC News

 

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