40 Indians with Philippines medical degree move court after the Medical Council
A group of 40 Indian students, who obtained the doctor of
medicine degree from the Philippines, Monday, moved the Delhi High Court after the
Medical Council of India (MCI) allegedly denied them permission to practice in the
Taking note of the petition, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the central
government and MCI seeking their response by Nov 21, the next date of hearing.
The court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed against the MCI by 40 students
who got their medical degrees from Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines
after their 2007-10 course.
The court directed the central government to find out whether the doctor of medicine
degree was recognised in the Philippines.
Appearing for the petitioners, Counsel K.N. Jayasankar submitted that the MCI gave
provisional certificates to practice as doctor to four candidates who passed out
from the same university but denied it to others.
He said the petitioners, who hailed from various parts of India, cleared the screening
test conducted by MCI for issue of provisional certificates for practice as doctor
to foreign medical degree holders.
Even then the council refused to recognise the degree.
MCIs counsel cited the central governments amended gazette notification
2002 listing foreign universities recognised by it.
Courtesy: Web India