Act tough against rowdy students: MCI
PATNA: Acting tough against gross indiscipline on medical college campuses across Bihar, the Medical Council of India has directed managements of all the colleges to immediately frame rules and regulations to discipline hooligans and protect innocent medicos.
Expressing its deep concern over the situation, the MCI has written to all the medical colleges that the need of the hour is to create a disciplined atmosphere and frame rules to rein in such students, who are a threat to medical education and society as a whole.
“Stern action needs to be taken against the undisciplined/convicted students who indulge in violence on college and university campuses so that innocent students may not suffer,” said the MCI.
“As per information available, a majority of medical education institutions don’t have their own rules and regulations to deal with undisciplined students, who spoil the lives of innocent medical students/peo- ple,” the council noted.
The MCI pointed out that following the introduction of the Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/Institutions Regulation 2009, the ragging cases showed a definite downward trend.
“The framing of rules against rowdy elements in medical col- leges will have a positive impact,” it hoped.
The MCI has apparently acted following the recent instances of hooliganism in the PMCH and other state government owned medical college hospitals in which both junior doctors and attendants of patients were involved.
Confirming the receipt of the advisory, Patna Medical College principal Dr N P Yadav told HT on Saturday that he had already set up a nine-member committee to frame rules for the purpose. The committee functioning under him would submit its recommendations in the next three months, which would then be forwarded to the government for approval, he said.