Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma )
Dr Lobsang Sangay , Prime Minister (Sikyong )of Exiled Tibetan Government in India said in Dharamsala , “ the Central Tibetan Administration is making efforts to resolve the problems faced by Tibetan nurses in view of the recent circular issued by Indian Nursing Council (INC)”. He said that the circular, which stated that nurses of foreign nationalities cannot practice in India, has created a lot of apprehension among Tibetans studying nursing and midwifery in India.
Sikyong said in Dharamsala on Wednessday, that there has been a misunderstanding, The original circular from INC states that “Foreign nationals (including Nepali, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese and Tibetan Refugees) having valid certificate of Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife in their own Country as on date of admission; they can be admitted for higher nursing education in India. However, they will not be registered to practice in India. Even no temporary registration will be provided to them during their study period or upon completion under any circumstances, what so ever.”
Sikyong Dr Sangay clarified that the circular says foreign nationals having valid certificates from countries other than India are barred from working. But, Tibetans having studied and earned certificates from institutions in India, are not barred from practicing in India, he said.
He said, “The Bureau Office in New Delhi had also approached the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the matter.”