Bangalore, Mar 15 : The Union government has officially announced that a foreign postgraduate degree in medicine is legal and recognized. The Indian doctors having their post graduate degrees in medicine from UK, US, Canada, England and New Zealand are allowed to practice in India.
Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss today said that the union government took a unilateral decision to recognize foreign degrees in medicine allowing Indian origin people to practice in India.
He further said it doesn't come under the purview of Indian Medical Council (IMA) and added that the decision would be informed to the IMA.
"In fact this unilateral decision of the union government to recognize foreign degrees in medicine would help thousand of Indian doctors in UK who are out of job because of a legislation," Ramdoss said.
The Union Health Minster also said that the skull and dead body warning on the cigarette and Beedi packets would be made compulsory in three months time.