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CBI scanner on medical councils and foreign medical graduates

Although the CBI probe has broadly to do with sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, various other penal codes pertaining to criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery are also being pursued

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Following a complaint from the Union Ministry of Health, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started a full fledged probe on how 73 foreign medical graduates had managed to register with State Medical Councils or the erstwhile Medical Council of India without sitting and clearing the FMGE, the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. The screening test is mandatory for a foreign medical graduate to register first and then practice medicine in India.

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