NMC Warning: MBBS from PoK Medical Colleges not entitled for registration to practice medicine in India
New Delhi: Through a recent notification, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has declared that any qualification obtained from the medical colleges situated in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh shall not entitle a person for grant of registration to practice medicine in India.
Last year in August, the erstwhile Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI BoG) had warned against the MBBS courses at PoK based medical colleges strictly declaring that the degrees from those institutions are not recognised.
Referring to the aforementioned MCI's notification with respect to the security clearance for the purpose of issuance of eligibility certificate to Indian students for admission in medical colleges in Pakistan, the NMC has arranged to give wide publicity of such information again for all the concerned students and various stakeholders.
In this context, the notification issued under the authority of Chandan Kumar, Under Secretary to the Government of India, clearly states:
"Previously, Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India has informed that that entire territories of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India. Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of a part the territory. Accordingly, any medical institution in Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh (PoJKL) requires permission/recognition under the lndian Medical Council Act, 1956. Such permission has not been granted to any medical college in PoJKL. Therefore, any qualification obtained from medical colleges located within these illegally occupied areas of lndia shall not entitle a person for grant of registration under lndian Medical Council Act, 1956 to practice Modern Medicine in lndia."
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