On Thursday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will conduct searches at the offices of medical councils in 91 locations across 18 states. The case is against medical councils that registered foreign medical graduates who lacked the necessary qualifications to practice medicine in India.
The inquiry was launched by the CBI against 73 foreign medical graduates who were permitted to practice medicine in India without passing the required Foreign Medical Graduate Examination and 14 state medical boards (FMGE).
The Ministry of Health had been informed by the National Board of Examination that 73 such medical graduates who completed their MBBS in foreign nations like Russia, Ukraine, China, and Nigeria between 2011 and 2012 had failed its examination but had obtained registration from various state medical councils.
The health and welfare of citizens will suffer as a result of such fraudulent and false registration by unqualified individuals. It has implications for interstate health cooperation, according to a complaint made to the CBI by the Union Health Ministry.