37. Recognition of medical qualifications granted by statutory or other body in India.-
(1) The medical qualifications granted by any statutory or other body in India which are covered by the categories listed in the Schedule shall berecognisedmedical qualifications for the purposes of this Act.
(2) TheDiplomateof National Board in broad-specialityqualifications andsuperspecialityqualifications when granted in a medical institution with attached hospital or in a hospital with the strength of five hundred or more beds, by the National Board of Examinations, shall be equivalent in all respects to the corresponding postgraduate qualification and the super-specialityqualification granted under this Act, but in all other cases, senior residency in a medical college for an additional period of one year shall be required for such qualification to be equivalent for the purposes of teaching also.
(3) The Central Government may, on the recommendation of the Commission, and having regard to the objects of this Act, by notification, add to, or, as the case may be, omit from, the Schedule any categories of medical qualifications granted by a statutory or other body in India and on such addition, or as the case may be, omission, the medical qualifications granted by such statutory or other body in India shall be, or shall cease to be,recognisedmedical qualifications for the purposes of this Act.