Fact Check: Foreign educated medicos can breathe easy; NMC has not called for eligibility certificates

A public notice purportedly issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) has gone viral on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  30 Sep 2021 10:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Foreign educated medicos can breathe easy; NMC has not called for eligibility certificates

Hyderabad: A public notice purportedly issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) has gone viral on social media. Users claim that the students who studied in foreign medical colleges after January 1, 2019, need to get an eligibility certificate under Indian Medical Council Act before December 31, 2021.

"New Guideline about Eligibility Certificate for Abroad MBBS," reads the post


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A similar post can be seen here.


Further, we found a tweet by the Press Information Bureau dated September 28, 2021, in which it was clarified that the viral public notice is fake and the NMC has not issued any such notice.

"A public notice allegedly issued by @NMC_IND claims that students who commenced studying in foreign medical institutions on or after 1/1/2019 need to get eligibility certificate under Indian Medical Council Act by 31/12/2021. #PIBFactCheck. @NMC_IND has NOT issued this notice," PIB tweeted.



The team also checked the Twitter handle of NMC. We found NMC had retweeted the PIB tweet.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A public notice allegedly issued by NMC
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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