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UK NRI doctors:HSMP doctors were allowed in to make UK their home


NRI UK doctors got victory to get training in the National Health Service (NHS)

London, March 09, 2007
Dr. Sunil Chopra

On March 09, The DOH lawyer told the court that the it had not addressed the matter on the basis of the Race Relations Act. He said regardless of when the leave to remain in the UK expires, all international medical graduates would be considered on par with their British and EU counterparts for the first round of recruitment for training in the National Health Service (NHS)

"For the first time a clear message has been sent out that promises made to International Medicals Graduates (IMGs) must be kept. HSMP doctors were allowed in to make UK their home; HSMP doctors must be treated at par with UK and EU nationals and there is no basis for discriminating against them," Mehta said.

BAPIO lawyer Rabindra Singh QC told the judge that an agreement had been reached between the BAPIO and DOH. The lawyers of DOH had to change its position yesterday when Singh introduce the inclusion of Sections 19 (b) and 71 of the race relations act.

On midnight of Friday the 23rd February the Department published on the MTAS website that only those doctors who have a visa to work beyond 1st August 2007 will be considered for recruitment in MMC.

Dr. Ramesh Mehta, President of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) said, "On March 04, we secured an emergency injunction for staying the directive of the department of health that all those non-EU doctors whose visas expire on August 1, 2007, would not be considered for recruitment as trainees in the present 22,000 vacancies in the NHS.


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