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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The claim is false.
NewsMeter ran a keyword search, but could not find any recent media reports about NMC notification.
The team searched the official website of NMC but could not find any circular/public notice published on September 24, 2021, as mentioned in the viral post. The last public notice was issued on September 21, 2021.
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.