Pakistan trained doctor sells shoes in Ahmedabad !

xuxo39uhDashrath Kela, 38, an MBBS from Karachi University, who fled to Ahmedabad in 2006 fearing for the safety of his family is unable to practice medicine in Ahmedabad until he gets a certificate from the Medical Council of India (MCI), without which he now works as a shop assistant at his cousin’s shoe store.

There are some 200 Pakistani doctors in Gujarat, mostly from Sindh, who have the skills to heal but their hands are tied by red tape and uncertainty on citizenship, that is essential to practice in India, according to the rules .

One doctor says they escaped terrorists in Pakistan and found safety in India, but nobody is willing to help them put their lives back on track.

Per the rules, Pakistanis can apply for Indian citizenship after staying in India for 7 years after which the process takes another two to three years, and then one encounters the red tape at MCI.