With delay in getting registered with medical council, future of MBBS graduates, MDs up in air
Srinagar: The future of hundreds of MBBS graduates and MDs are up in the air as the doctors are unable to get their registration certificates from State Medical Council (SMC) in wake of the expiry of its constituent body.
The delay in issuance of registration certificate comes as a serious drawback for medicos as their efforts to apply for job is getting hampered . As far as the intern doctors who have already started working are concerned, their stipend release process is also getting delayed due to lag in providing them medical licenses.
Meanwhile, the medical graduates and doctors who have recently completed their MD will not be able to apply for posts like medical officers without the registration certificates. Moreover, MBBS graduates are facing problems in appearing for MD exams without a license.
However, the doctors have been running from pillar to post to get their registration certificates. Earlier, the MBBS graduates used to apply for registration via offline mode. In June last year, the government initiated an online registration system with the facility of submission of applications for the certificates only.