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Tibet-Sikyong-212Dharamshala: - Sikyong or political leader of Tibetans Dr Lobsang Sangay Wednesday, September 24 said his administration is making efforts to resolve the problems faced by Tibetan nurses in view of the recent circular issued by Indian Nursing Council (INC).

According to the Central Tibetan Administration, '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, clarifying 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."

It also stated that "they However 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.

Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi had also approached the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the matter, the Sikyong said.

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