Medical qualification obtained from PaK invalid: IMC
‘Persons possessing such certificates will not be allowed practice modern medicine’
Srinagar: The Indian Medical Council (IMC) has said that the medical qualification obtained from Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) will not be registered, and persons possessing such certificates will not be allowed to practice modern medicine in India.
According to local news agency KNS, in a notice, the Secretary General IMC said: “This is to inform all concerned that the entire territories of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India. Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the territory”.
The notice states that accordingly, any medical institution in PaK and Ladakh requires permission/recognition under IMC Act, 1956. “Such permission has not been granted to any medical college in PaK,” the notice said.
“Therefore, any qualification obtained from medical colleges located in 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.”
The notification from India about medical professionals comes days after the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan led government in Pakistan unveiled a new political map which includes the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan.