Rajasthan FMGs call off protests as DME agrees to send list of candidates seeking internships to Health Ministry

Over 300 FMGs in Rajasthan were denied internships because of a shortage of seats, even though they passed this year's Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE)
FMGs protesting
FMGs protesting(Pic: FMGs)

The Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG) in Jaipur, Rajasthan, who protested from 9 am on June 12 demanding seats for internships, have called off their demonstration after meeting the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) officials. Speaking about it, Dr Ravi Faujdaar, an FMG from Rajasthan said, "We met a DME official and they have prepared a list with details of FMG candidates who are seeking internship seat allotment in non-medical colleges."

Further, "We were assured that a notification will be issued by June 15. Therefore, we have called off our protest as the demand of sharing the candidates' list with the health minister is being streamlined." He informed EdexLive that more than 60 FMGs were on a sit-in protest at the DME office until the announcement of the preparation list was out.

FMGs protesting outside DME office with posters
FMGs protesting outside DME office with posters(Pic: FMGs)

Through their protests, the FMGs have been demanding internship seat allocations for a few days now. Over 300 FMGs in Rajasthan were denied internships because of a shortage of seats, even though they passed this year's Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE).

The FMGs called off the protest
The FMGs called off the protest (Pic: FMGs)

The internship is crucial for Indian nationals who plan to study overseas for an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree and then return to India to practice. Therefore, they have been requesting permission from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to intern at non-medical colleges.

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