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Doctors education in india is at cross roads as there is conflict between MCI the supreme constitutionally appointed doctors body expected to give direction to education of physicians and the health minister and ministry controlled DNB Board.
Most doctors would support the more professionally managed and democratic MCI comparede to one man show of health ministry puppet DNB board.What do other doctors think?
Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended "large-scale" punishment of erring medical teachers across the country and asked for their names be removed from the Indian Medical Register maintained by it.
In a list submitted by the MCI 65-medical teachers were blacklisted for being found to be employed in more than one medical college at the same time. While a large number of medical teachers are from the Andhra Medical Council, the list has teachers from Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Hyderabad State Medical Council, Orissa Medical Council, Maharashtra Medical Council, Karnataka Medical Council and Tranvancore Medical Council.
And while this is the largest number of medical teachers to be ever `blacklisted'. Meanwhile, for the listed medical teachers, their names will be erased temporarily up to July 31, 2007, and they will not be eligible to be counted as a teacher at the inspections to be carried out by MCI, a large number of doctors and PhD nonmedical teachers employed abroad, claim employment as medical teachers in more than one medical college at the same time. Names of the doctors shown as medical teachers in a particular medical college are getting repeated in the inspection reports of new medical colleges. Ultimately it is the innocent students who get admissions into such medical colleges where the minimum required number of medical teachers are shown in such a dubious manner that they suffer.
Patients who may be treated by such half-baked students who would not get their exposure and training with the `small' number of medical teachers available to them.
To curb such unscrupulous tendencies, MCI claims to be taking stringent action including introduction of the `declaration forms' to be signed by doctors, claiming employment as medical teachers in any given medical colleges and that they also remain present with their declaration forms at the time of the conduct of the inspection of that college.
Also, provision for endorsement by the dean/principal of the medical college should be introduced in the declaration form .
Indian Medical Council regulates medical education, including the establishment of new medical colleges and the number of students colleges can admit, and has enormous power and is controlled by Indian health minister.
Many new private Indian medical colleges have inefficient unqualified non medical faculty as they come cheap... use non resident indians to cheat MCI, are corruptly managed,cheat MCI on staff availability. Running medical colleges--many of which are known to be controlled by politicians of different parties-it is a big business since billions can be made from students seeking admission.
MCI presidents are known corrupt characterless individuals who do large scale bungling in medical admissions yearly. Evidence exists on manipulation of inspection records of two medical colleges in Pune and Ghaziabad for granting them recognition and many more in chennai/pondicherry.
Minutes of the council meetings showed that all critical decisions were concentrated in ex MCI president Dr Desai's hands. Dr Bhalla presented details from an income tax raid at Dr Desai's house last year, which showed unexplained receipt of 6.5 million rupees (£95000; $136000) via bank drafts in the names of his wife, daughters, and himself from several people in Delhi.
Supreme court judges in india ruled that Dr Desai had misused his position as president of the Medical Council of India. "We cannot allow an unscrupulous and corrupt person to function as the president of the MCI observed Justices Chopra and Kumar and directed that Dr Ketan Desai shall cease to hold office of president of the MCI with immediately but still his irongrip remains.