December 19, 2022
Md Nadimul Haque’s Special Mention, asking the National Medical Council to consider the plight of foreign medical graduates
Sir, I rise today to request the hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare to consider the plight of Foreign Medical Graduates and instruct the National Medical Council to consider their genuine demands. I would like to draw your kind attention towards the injustice against Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG) who have successfully completed their education in various foreign universities and have cleared the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in accordance with the National Medical Council (NMC) guidelines. All these students then applied for provisional licence to their respective State Medical Councils to pursue the Compulsory Rotatory Medical Internship (CRMI) as per the list of colleges available to them and started their internship in respective hospitals. The problem started when the National Medical Council, on 21st October, 2022, published the new list of approved colleges for interning students and it was mentioned that the list was sent to the State Medical Councils on 14th July, 2022. Due to the misunderstanding or miscommunication, that has taken place between the NMC and the State Medical Councils, the FMG interns stand to lose a precious year of their careers, as the hospitals they are interning in are now considered invalid for CRMI. Therefore, I request the hon. Minister to consider the plight of these FMG interns and excuse these FMG interns who started their one-year Compulsory Medical Internship prior to the publication of the new list, as thousands of interns all over the country will suffer due to no particular fault of their own. Thank you, Sir.