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Doctors body urge Delhi HC to postpone Foreign Medical Graduate Exam – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Association of MD Physicians on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to concern applicable route to postpone the June 18 Foreign Medical Graduate Exam Screening Test, contemplating the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Association Of MD Physicians has filed the petition by way of 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 additional listening to on Friday.


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Association of MD Physicians members consists of Foreign Medical Graduates who’ve accomplished their major medical programs in premier medical training establishments internationally i.e, outdoors India.

In accordance with the Indian Medical Council Act and Screening Test Regulations 2002, individuals possessing medical {qualifications} awarded by a overseas establishment are required to qualify the FMGE Screening Test so as to obtain recognition for his or her medical {qualifications} and to be registered to the State medical Councils to apply drugs in India.

The petitioner informed the Court that the members of the Association and different eligible overseas medical graduates are being pressured to seem for the FMGE Screening Test on June 18, whereas placing themselves and folks round them in danger of contracting Covid-19.

Doctor Rajesh Rajan, President of the Association of MD Physicians, mentioned that on behalf of FMG members who have been aggrieved, approached Prof Pawanindra Lal, Executive Director of NBE, by method of a illustration, requesting the National Board of Examinations to postpone FMGE June 2021. However, no response has been acquired by the petitioner to such illustration, he mentioned.

In mild of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s neither protected nor possible for a such massive quantity of candidates to seem for the FMG Examination to be carried out in June 2021, the affiliation mentioned.

It is clarified that member of the petitioner affiliation, like different FMGs are prepared and keen to be half of the Covid-19 workforce, and on this regard have additionally filed a Petition earlier than the Supreme Court of India, indicating that even third and fourth 12 months MBBS college students have been made half of such work-drive.

However, the Petitioners acknowledged that working advert-hoc as half of such work-drive (which can be handled as an internship, and which concern can also be pending earlier than the Supreme Court in the identical Writ Petition) is wholly totally different from sitting for the FMGE, which might require displacement from their houses, motion and journey, RT-PCR testing, and staying in a metropolis which they might not name residence.

The Petitioner Association, on behalf of its members who’re mandated to journey to different cities to give the examination proposed to be carried out on June 18, had waited for the Respondent NBE, and hoped that the Respondents would additionally acknowledge the impression on 1000’s of college students and their households, and would postpone the examination.

It additionally mentioned that a big quantity of aggressive examinations, as additionally qualifying examinations have both been postponed/ cancelled altogether.

“The petitioner association has urged to set aside the time schedule for conduct of the June 2021 FMGE as contained in the Notice dated 15.04.2021 and the Information Bulletin dated 16.04.2021, titled ‘Foreign Medical Graduate Exam Screening Test Information Bulletin December 2020 Session,” printed by the NBE.

It additionally sought to concern an applicable Writ, Order or Direction, within the mature of a

Writ of Mandamus, below Article 226 of the Constitution of India, directing the Respondent to conduct the examination at a time conducive for such examination, however no sooner than six (6) weeks from the date when the examination was initially scheduled.

The Centre has opposed the plea saying that those that couldn’t seem in June, could seem in examination in December.

The Court has sought to know from the petitioner affiliation the decision authorising it (affiliation) to file the current petition and requested the Centre to convey on file any doc exhibiting that they’ve taken measures relating to current Covid-19 disaster to conduct the exams in mid-June.

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