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New Delhi: A CBI investigation has been filed against the National Medical Council and 14 state medical councils for helping foreign medical graduates to practice medicine in India. These graduates did not pass the qualifying exam and screening test to become registered practitioners in India.
The Health Ministry's investigation has identified 73 such graduates. According to the National Board of Examination records, they have not qualified through exams. But they are registered with various medical councils via fraud, reported NDTV.
Many of them are practicing in Bihar, Assam, and Uttar Pradesh.
The Health Ministry in its complaint to the CBI said fraudulent and fake registration by non-qualified persons will be detrimental to the health and well-being of citizens. "t has inter-state ramifications in the health sector. It also involves many states spread across the country."
Most of these graduates did their medical education in Russia, Ukraine, and China between 2011 and 2022. They are being sued for corruption, criminal conspiracy, forgery, and cheating. "These 73 students who are not qualified to practice medicine in India bribed officials of medical councils and registered themselves," said the CBI to NDTV.