DESAM urges govt to include state as exam centre for FMGE

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Democratic Students Alliance Manipur (DESAM) has urged the state government to make arrangement for inclusion of the state among the examination centers for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) under National Board of Examination, stating the future of more than 300 aspirants from Manipur could be compromised as they will have to travel to centres in other states notwithstanding the restrictions over the Covid-19 pandemic.

‌In a press meet held at its office on Friday, Desam’s educational and academy affairs secretary Longjam Robin explained that there are above 300 applied graduated students who have studied and completed their medical courses from various foreign universities. In order to practice professionally in any Indian medical firm these students need to qualify FMGE.

It has been notified that the FMGE which had been postponed in July will be conducting at 34 different examination centers in various states of the country.

But unfortunately, the state of Manipur was not included in the list of centres and therefore applicants from the state have no choice but to appear their examination in the nearest center at Guwahati.

He further told that during this Covid-19 pandemic it will be problematic for the applicants from Manipur to travel to another state for appearing in the examination as most states are struggling to curb the waves of spread of the virus.

He further mentioned that DESAM had forwarded a memorandum to Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chief Minister and also to Chief Secretary of Manipur urging for the inclusion of the state among the examination centers for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) usually conducted by National Board of Examination.

DESAM strongly appealed the state government and the medical authorities to somehow manage the inclusion of an examination center for the state from the year of 2020 onwards, he added.

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