Bombay HC Pulls Up MCI on The Maintenance of High Standard of Medical Education

NEET Bulletin (New Delhi, Desk): The Bombay High Court recently expressed “serious concern” about the functioning of the MCI and Central Government while granting permissions to medical colleges, voicing “fear” that the “medical students who will come out from such colleges might be half-baked medical professionals for want of full facilities of teaching and for want of exposure to the patients and their ailments during course of their studies”.

The division bench urged that the Medical Council of India and the Central Government “would discharge their statutory functions with due diligence and in the public interest and for the welfare of the society”, hearing the grievance of petitioner-students that by fraudulent misrepresentation they were made to believe that the respondent-college was a recognized college for PG admissions in the year 2017-18, and they were persuaded to seek admission to various specialization courses in medicine by paying a daunting amount of fee, despite the college not having even basic infrastructure and renewal of recognition.

It was alleged that respondent college is run by a politically influential person who is the sitting Member of Legislative Assembly of the state, who has exerted his clout on all the authorities including the Medical Council of India, Directorate of Medical Education and Research and the Maharashtra University of Health sciences.

“There is a sharp decline in the maintenance of high standard of medical education and yet MCI could not bring check on unregulated mushroom growth of medical colleges and maintenance of high standard of medical education”, it continued to state.

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