Act tough against rowdy stu­dents: MCI

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE - Binod Dubey

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.

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