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NEET ordinance: Medical Fraternity Divided

NEET ordinance: Medical Fraternity Divided

New Delhi: The confusion with the NEET seemed evident with the medical fraternity itself showing mixed responses to the Cabinet’s ordinance on the issue. With the announcement of the ordinance IMA came out instantly in support of the ordinance, while DMA openly opposed it.

It is reported that the Delhi Medical Association under the leadership of Dr Rakesh Gupta (President, DMA)  has written a letter to the President of India, urging him not to sign the NEET ordinance.

Indian Medical Association (IMA) welcomed the Centres decision to keep the state boards out of the ambit of common medical entrance exam, NEET, for one year but the Delhi unit of the doctors body “strongly opposed” the move saying, corruption prevails in state-run medical colleges.

“IMA supports the Centres ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of common medical entrance exams for one year on the ground that there is no inequality in terms of curriculum or language barrier for students appearing both for state and central exams,” Secretary General of IMA, Dr K K Aggarwal said.

He, however, clarified that states can have their own views on the issue.

Meanwhile, Delhi Medical Association (DMA), which is the state branch of IMA, opposed the ordinance alleging that corruption is prevalent in some government medical colleges, and the states should not be allowed to continue with their separate entrance tests for MBBS and BDS courses.

“We strongly oppose the ordinance as there are some state government colleges where corruption is prevalent, like it was in Madhya Pradesh.

“We want Supreme Courts order on single entrance test NEET for admissions to the medical programmes across the country to be implemented to check alleged irregularities in the enrollment process,” said Ashwani Goyal, State Secretary of DMA.

Under pressure from several states, the Centre gave its nod for promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year.

The next phase of the examinations is scheduled for July 24. About 6.5 lakh students had taken the medical entrance test in the first phase of NEET held on May 1.

Once the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET on July 24.

They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from next academic session, government sources said.

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    Dr RS Gulati MD June 2, 2016, 4:15 pm

    Medical fraternity is all unanimous on NEET. Some who oppose are those who have their personal interest like their children / wards seeking admission or they have share in Pvt. Medical colleges. B..ls to them

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    Dr. Hemant Shah. May 25, 2016, 11:58 pm

    Very balanced outcome. No doubt about NEET need. Also, exemption for this year was also needed. But now on, NEET should become a permanent rule to curb corruption. No subsequent government should be allowed be allowed to temper with it.

  3. All those who can not get through neet phase 2 due to syllabus n all other lame excuses can spend one more year take good coaching n come back and appear for neet 2017 with full confidence . Repeating twice or thrice or four times or more is nothing new to aspire a govt medical seat . And let the true hard working candidates get the neet 2016 seats .

  4. what ever the division or confusion among the medical fraternity REGARDING NEET EXAMS ,its better to keep NEET EXAMS FOR UG , PG AND DM .ALL CONFUSION CAME DUE SUPREME COURT VERDICT CAME JUST BEFORE THE AIPMT. WITH HIGH RESPECT TO JUDICIARY, WE MEDICAL FRATERNITY SHOULD RESPECT THE VERDICT AS ITS BETTER FOR OUR CHILDREN AND FUTURE OF MEDICAL FRATERNITY

  5. This has dragged on too far.
    Every year just before the time for admissions to the medical and dental colleges, each private and govt institution would conduct a farce examination and select the candidates whom have paid a hefty sum of money as bribe. such sham examinations have been going on for too long except in a few institutions. Is it not this time appropriate to stop this nonsense? All those who are shedding crocodile tears for the students who already gave other exams are crooks.
    But let us not forget the criminals who took money to scuttle exams last time and just a few weeks ago. Those who bribe officials in the CBSE to pilfer out the question papers should be behind the bars. Even the best effort will be stifled by the corrupt officials. Where are corrupt MCI chairman and his cronies who took bribes to the tune of Rs: 2500 crores now? what action has been taken against them?
    this ordinance is simply to pacify the corrupt people who run the private medical institutions…!
    God Save India.

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