Medical Education From PoK Not Valid In India: Medical Body

Any qualification from PoK shall won’t be legitimate in India, MCI had stated. (Representational)

New Delhi:

India’s prime medical schooling regulator has acknowledged that any qualification obtained from medical faculties positioned in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (PoJKL) shall not entitle an individual to observe trendy drugs in India.

In a public discover issued on August 10, the board of governors (BoG) in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) stated the whole territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh is an integral a part of India.

“Pakistan is in unlawful and forcible occupation of part of the territory,” the discover stated.

“Accordingly, any medical establishment in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (PoJKL) requires permission and recognition beneath the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956,” the discover issued by Dr RK Vats, the Secretary Basic of the BoG, stated.

Such permission has not been granted to any medical school in PoJKL, the discover stated.

“Due to this fact, any qualification obtained from medical faculties positioned inside these illegally occupied areas of India shall not entitle an individual for grant of registration beneath Indian Medical Council Act 1956 to observe trendy drugs in India,” it stated.

In December final yr, the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Courtroom had requested the federal government of India to contemplate recognising the medical diploma of a Kashmiri girl who studied from a school in PoK after the Medical Council of India didn’t grant her registration, a senior official stated.

“The Residence Ministry, Ministry of Exterior Affairs and Well being Ministry then examined the matter and knowledgeable the excessive courtroom that medical establishments in areas of PoJKL haven’t been granted permission and recognition beneath the Indian Medical Council Act,” the official stated.

“The excessive courtroom had requested Authorities of India to publicise this truth in order that college students aren’t misled in acquiring medical {qualifications} from establishments in PoJKL,” the official defined.

India has repeatedly asserted that the whole Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh are its integral and inalienable half.

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