AIFMGA claims venality in medical graduates' screening test
The All India Foreign Medical Graduates Association (AIFMGA) asked for more transparent and clear methods while conducting the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination under the acclamation of National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Doctors representing AIFMGA validated their demonstrations in front of Union Health Ministry at Nirman Bhavan to acknowledge their demands.
"For the doctors who have graduated from countries like Russia, Nepal, Ukraine and others...There is a rule in India that whenever a degree is obtained from abroad, they are supposed to give MCI screening test which is conducted by NBE. The screening test is only to verify knowledge and not a competitive exam," AIFMGA president A. Najeerul Ameen was quoted saying.
"In the name of screening test, the team of NBE indulges in corruption. There is no transparency. We demand a CBI enquiry into the issue," he said, mentioning that around 18,000 such doctors are being under the trial.
Later on Wednesday, a five-member AIFMGA representative took part in a meeting conducted with of the Health Ministry, and said that the Ministry has agreed for more clearance.