Identifying the role of FMGs in Corona Crisis and Understanding NMC Draft 2021

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April 30, 2021
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We all are well aware of the present-day health crisis faced by the country. With an unfulfilled shortage of infrastructural, technical, and human resources, among the leading hospitals. But more devastating is the fact that a huge number of hospitals and caring homes, which have all the necessary appliances, do not have trained professionals to use them, and hence the machines, which can potentially save lives, are lying as scrap.

There seems to be an omnipresent shortage of trained medical staff all over the country. As a result, not even the exhausted doctors have become more prone to the mental stress affecting their professional performance. The doctors, nurses, medical officers, etc, though are all indulged every day and every night from the past few weeks, they are still unable to provide the required and satisfactory assistance to the ones in need.

Now we have already analyzed the situation and identified the problem, the next step is to find the solutions. Prominent personalities of the health management system in India like Dr. Devi Shetty have already brought light over a possible effective measure. Many experts suggest that at this time of crisis, the government of India should allow various students who have already graduated in various fields like medicine, nursing, laboratory assistance, and foreign graduates to assist the professionals in the present time.

Though this is a time of medical emergency all over the country, the National Medical Council (NMC) released Draft 2021 for FMGs providing no solution for the need of time. Instead, it seemingly further complicates processes for the already understaffed health care in India. The National Exit Test (NExT) will have an additional paper for the foreign medical graduates (FMGs) and the students must have studied in the foreign universities following the NMC prescribed curriculum. This statement has further entangled the already crumbling health training system and can potentially affect the health care system of the country in the long run.

A webinar empanelling experts like Dr. Girdhar Gyani (Director General at Association of Healthcare providers), Dr. Alexander Thomas (Founder Member and President of AHPI, ANBAI, CAHO), Dr. (Mrs.) Reena Nayyar (Former Secretary of Medical Council of India), Air Marshal Dr. Pawan Kapoor (Vice Chairman of Rus Education and Former Director of Medical Service (IAF)) scheduled on 30th April 2021 at 4:00 PM.

The topic of the webinar is “Role of FMGs in Corona Crisis and NMC Draft 2021”. The interested students, parents, teachers, and mentors can join this webinar and follow their discussion using the given link.