FMGE 2021: Doctors body urge Delhi HC to postpone medical exam
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Association of MD Physicians on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to issue appropriate direction to postpone the June 18 Foreign Medical Graduate Exam Screening Test, considering the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Association Of MD Physicians has filed the petition through advocates Adit S Pujari and Chaitanya Sundriyal. The plea was partially heard by a single -judge bench of Justice Amit Bansal on Wednesday, who has listed it for further hearing on Friday.
Association of MD Physicians members includes Foreign Medical Graduates who have completed their primary medical courses in premier medical education institutions across the world i.e, outside India. In accordance with the Indian Medical Council Act and Screening Test Regulations 2002, persons possessing medical qualifications awarded by a foreign institution is required to qualify for the FMGE Screening Test in order to receive recognition for their medical qualifications and to be registered to the State medical Councils to practice medicine in India.
The petitioner told the Court that the members of the Association and other eligible foreign medical graduates are being forced to appear for the FMGE Screening Test on June 18, while putting themselves and people around them at risk of contracting Covid-19.