Med coun­cil de­clares cour­ses in 2 hospi­tals, IGNOU il­le­gal

Stu­dents well aware that course does not have MCI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: Hospi­tals

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - | POLITICS POLICY -

The Med­i­cal Coun­cil of In­dia has is­sued a cir­cu­lar declar­ing post-grad­u­ate course of­fered by Kok­i­l­aben Dhirunbhai Am­bani Hos­pi­tal in Mum­bai and AMRI Hos­pi­tal in Bhubanesh­war in emer­gency medicine “il­le­gal” and ad­vised all con­cerned “not to en­rol them­selves in such cour­ses” which were not ac­corded per­mis­sion by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

The cir­cu­lar stated that the post grad­u­ate diploma in HIV Medicine, Health Man­age­ment, Ma­ter­nal and Child Health and Ge­ri­atric Medicine of­fered by the Indira Gandhi Open Univer­sity was also il­le­gal.

Ac­cord­ing to the cir­cu­lar these cour­ses “have not been ac­corded per­mis­sion by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment as statu­to­rily re­quired un­der the In­dian Med­i­cal Coun­cil Act 1956”. “Con­se­quently, such qual­i­fi­ca­tions are non-recog­nised and the hold­ers thereof are not en­ti­tled to seek reg­is­tra­tion of ad­di­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tion with the con­cerned med­i­cal coun­cil. Thus the of­fer­ing of such post-grad­u­ate cour­ses in mod­ern medicine are il­le­gal and void ab ini­tio,” it stated. Dr

Ram Narain, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Kok­i­l­aben Hos­pi­tal, And­heri, said that the prospec­tus of the mas­ter’s course in emer­gency medicine doesn’t men­tion that the it has MCI recog­ni­tion. “We take 12 stu­dents every year who are awarded a cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion of train­ing,’’ said Dr Narain. He added the stu­dents were aware about the course hav­ing an as­so­ci­a­tion with an Amer­i­can med­i­cal school and not the MCI.

Dr Salil Mo­hanty, VP, Amri (Bhubaneswar), said, “Doc­tors, who have taken ad­mis­sion in Amri’s mas­ter of emer­gency medicines pro­gramme, know that the course is not recog­nised by the MCI. At the time of ad­mis­sion, they are clearly told about this fact. Such a course does not need the MCI’s recog­ni­tion. The MCI has made pub­lic the names of only three hospi­tals though al­to­gether 10 hospi­tals of­fer sim­i­lar course.”

Un­der the pro­vi­sions of the In­dian Med­i­cal Coun­cil Act 1956, prior per­mis­sion of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment is re­quired to es­tab­lish a new med­i­cal col­lege and im­part cour­ses in mod­ern medicine. Such per­mis­sion is granted by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the MCI

Un­der the pro­vi­sions of the In­dian Med­i­cal Coun­cil Act 1956, prior per­mis­sion of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment is re­quired to es­tab­lish a new med­i­cal col­lege and im­part cour­ses in mod­ern medicine. Such per­mis­sion is granted by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the MCI. “The ad­mis­sions made by any in­sti­tu­tion that im­parts cour­ses in mod­ern medicine, namely MBBS or Diploma in var­i­ous streams of medicine; MD/MS/DM/ M.Ch with­out the prior of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment is il­le­gal and stu­dents ad­mit­ted shall not get recgised med­i­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tion en­ti­tling them to prac­tice medicine,” stated the cir­cu­lar dated Septem­ber 28, signed by MCI sec­re­tary Dr Reena Nay­yar.

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