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Medical degrees obtained from Pakistan occupied Kashmir invalid: MCI


New Delhi, Aug 12: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has said any qualification obtained from medical colleges located in Pakistan Occupied Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh (PoJKL) shall not entitle a person to practice Modern Medicine in India.

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"This is to inform all concerned that entire territories of UT of jammu kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India. Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the territory. Accordingly, any medical institution in Pakistan occupied jammu kashmir and Ladakh (pojkl) requires permission/recognition under IMC Act, 1956. "Such permission has not been granted to any medical college in POJKL," read the MCI notice.

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    "Therefore, any qualification obtained from medical colleges located within these illegally occupied areas of India" shall not entitle a person for grant of registration under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to practice modern medicine in India," added the notice.

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