Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: MBBS

80% foreign medical graduates fail India’s licence exam. Here’s what they end up doing instead

In 2019, 25.79% Indians cleared Foreign Medical Graduate Exam, a test aspirants with degrees from certain countries need to clear for practise in India. Figure was 14.68% in 2020 and 23.83% in 2021.

‘Study medicine without practicals’: Tough road for Indians enrolled in China as visa ban stays

In light of Covid, China banned visas for international students, affecting 23,000 Indian students studying there before the pandemic. Medical students form bulk of this.

Have sought approval of additional 800 MBBS seats this year: Tamil Nadu Health Minister

Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said this is in addition to the MCI's approval to admit 850 students in the MBBS course in seven new medical colleges in the State.

Speed up NEET, bring in MBBS students — how doctors can be helped after 1 year of Covid duty

If students had already taken the NEET exam, it could have injected a dedicated pool of young doctors into hospitals at this time.

PM Modi discusses steps to incentivise medical, nursing students to join Covid duty

The review meeting took place amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed due to the surge in the Covid cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.

‘Can’t shorten further’ — medical experts say cutting MBBS course duration will hurt quality

In a report to the government, a Group of Ministers has recommended shortening the five-and-a-half-year MBBS course by a year.

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Cut MBBS course to 4.5 years including internship, ministers’ panel suggests

GoM on health has also recommended two-year mandatory rural posting of doctors before awarding them MBBS degrees.

Despite doctors’ objections, Delhi govt hospitals prepare to hire MBBS students for Covid duty

Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association objected to Delhi govt’s 18 November order that asked hospitals to engage medical students, interns to assist Covid doctors.

Govt to reserve 5 MBBS seats for children of Covid warriors under central pool

The selection will be made by the Medical Council Committee through online application on the basis of NEET-2020 rank. The state and UT govt will certify the eligibility.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.