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The evolution of the computing paradigms and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) have transfigured the healthcare sector with an alarming rise of privacy issues in healthcare records. The rapid growth of medical data leads to privacy and security concerns to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the data in the feature-loaded infrastructure and applications. Moreover, the sharing of medical records of a patient among hospitals rises security and interoperability issues. This article, therefore, proposes a Federated Learning-and-Blockchain-enabled framework to protect electronic medical records from unauthorized access using a deep learning technique called Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for a collaborative IoMT-Fog-Cloud environment. ANN is used to identify insiders and intruders. An Elliptical Curve Digital Signature (ECDS) algorithm is adopted to devise a secured Blockchain-based validation method. To process the anti-malicious propagation method, a Blockchain-based Health Record Sharing (BHRS) is implemented. In addition, an FL approach is integrated into Blockchain for scalable applications to form a global model without the need of sharing and storing the raw data in the Cloud. The proposed model is evident from the simulations that it improves the operational cost and communication (latency) overhead with a percentage of 85.2% and 62.76%, respectively. The results showcase the utility and efficacy of the proposed model.