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Doctors Abroad Should return to India and Serve Indian Society: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu


Doctors Abroad Should return to India and Serve Indian Society: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

“I would be happier if you people can come back to India and do something to help the society. Earlier the opportunity was very less here so people went to different parts of the globe for work. But now everything is available in India.” Naidu added.

Kolkata: Addressing an audience of doctors here, the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu  was seen urging medical practitioners who have relocated abroad to come back to Indian to serve the indian Society.

He urged the Indian medical practitioners staying abroad to come back to the country and help the society as all the opportunities are now available here.

“I would be happier if you people can come back to India and do something to help the society. Earlier the opportunity was very less here so people went to different parts of the globe for work. But now everything is available in India.” Naidu added.

 Making quality healthcare available to the masses is the most pressing need of the hour, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said.The government and the states should spend more on health sector and all stakeholders must focus more on medical services, Naidu said during his valedictory address on the concluding day of the 11th Global Doctors’ Summit here.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was committed in expanding the medical sector and the “PM wants to have medical college in every district and trained medical staff in all these facilities”.

Observing India has made great medical advancements in recent times, the Vice-President said, “India is still lagging behind in spite of the progresses”.

Inviting the private sector to chip in substantially to help the health sector grow, Naidu said there is a need to develop a Public-private partnership (PPP) model too.

Addressing the doctors, Naidu said, “We treat a doctor as one who takes care of our lives. Medical profession is a noble profession as doctors are serving society”.

Pointing out that modern lifestyle has made people shun physical exercise, Naidu advocated some sort of physical exercise and spiriual activities during the day which may help keep people fresh and stress-free.

“The sedentary lifestyle of Indians have to change and doctors and scientists shuld educate people,” he said.

Naidu said there were 69.1 million cases of diabetes in India, according to a 2015 census, and called for the need to create greater awareness among the youth about the dangers of sedentary lifestyle and eating junk food.

Referring to the issue of brain drain, Naidu said, “I tell our children there are enough facilities in our colleges and IITs.”Still if you want to go, go learn earn and then return,” he quipped.

Governor K N Tripathi and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim were also present at the event.




Source: with agency inputs
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  1. Dear Mr Vice President
    Kindly make provisions in the present MCI act or in the forthcoming NMC act so that Indian doctors with foreign postgraduate degrees can register themselves as specialists.

    The rot is within our system . We do not legally allow foreign postgraduates with world class qualification to register as specialists( except from 5 countries).I know many specials from India who are world class- have publications in world class journals, have been invited for keynote lectures, are lecturers/ professors in foreign universities and they want to come to India but as ever our \”babu raj\” do not allow them as there are no provisions to register for foreign postgraduates as specialists in MCI.At the most after passing screening test your basic degree would be registered .
    Thus kindly issue a notification to recognise foreign postgraduate degrees , at least from developed EU countries, Singapore, Ireland,South Africa.And if postgraduates from other countries want to register , then they should also be offered a chance for example by passing the same DNB speciality/ Superspeciality exam and getting an equivalence certificate by DNB .After which one would be able to register as specialist .

    One one hand we want highly educated Indian specialists , on the other hands our provisions do not allow them to work in India. The Devil lies in details ,Sir.

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    Indian Postgraduate with foreign qualifications January 4, 2018, 2:25 am

    Honourable Vice President

    I am a postgraduate who had completed my superspecialisation in a European Union country, also have passed prestigious European exams in my speciality, presently undergoing my next superspeciality .
    My degrees are recognised in all European Union countries and in UK.Unfortunately not in India. I have passed screening test in first attemp and have attained MCI registration , but cannot still register myself as a specialist in India as the present provisions do not allow foreign postgraduates other than US,UK,NZ,Australia and Canada to register as specialists in our country.

    There is no provisions in the present MCI act to register as specialist, thus many of us With foreign postgraduate degrees cannot practice in India as specialists.

    Kindly intervene in the matter as many of us would return to serve our beloved nation, but are forced to serve foreign countries as our present provisions do not allow us to work as specialists.
    Kindly issue an amendment or notification by which Indian postgraduates with foreign European Union qualifications can work in India.

    Thanking you, wish my voice reaches you.

    Yours sincerely
    A postgraduate from EU

  3. Doctors should come back and face goonda attacks and attacks by our population who do it to avoid paying money…they spend money on drinking and smoking but don\’t believe in paying Dr fees….shame on us..Doctors abroad you are lucky you escaped from these shameless people..never dream of coming back….

  4. Putting aside all the problems there is no platform to support and assist returning doctors who are away from the country for long time. If you want to practice medicine in India, self promotion is essential. Hospitals and individual doctors are forced to follow the same path despite ethical and moral concerns.
    There are many excellent doctors in India would never get recognition as they do not follow this rule. The system to be looked at instead of blaming doctors.

  5. V.P. wants back Indian doctors from abroad . MY be his health is not in a comfortable state and he wants foreign returned people to attend him, as his status has got elevated recently after promotion, as otherwise he was not bothered prior .