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AIIMS, PGI, Central Govt not following MCI norms: Resident doctor Body

AIIMS, PGI, Central Govt not following MCI norms: Resident doctor Body

New Delhi: Despite the Medical Council of India, amending the policy on the maximum age of senior residents, the institutes falling under the central government are yet to bring the policy to implementation.

The new policy revised the maximum age of joining to senior residents to 40 years from earlier 33 years. The move was hailed by the medical fraternity as it not only provides a solution to shortage of senior resident in government hospitals, but also allows many more doctors to enter medical academia given that senior residentship is the entry point for the same.

Resident Doctors in the capital have alleged that many central government institutes including autonomous institutes such as AIIMS and PGI, Chandigarh are yet to adopt these new norms of MCI, thereby removing the chance of many senior resident over the age of 33 and below the age of 40 of joining these institutes for the post of SR.

The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), on behalf of senior residents, has now written a letter to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stating that the central medical units are not following the guideline of Medical Council of India (MCI) which directed the medical units to raised the age limit of for appointment of Senior residents in various medical institutes of India.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) came with its revised guideline for tacking the shortage doctors in the country. In its revised guideline the MCI raised the age of senior residents upto 40 years from the previous limit of 33 years.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported Government of NCT Delhi has implemented the same in various Government medical institutions of Delhi during appointment of SRs.

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However, the resident doctors alleged that the Central Government and the Autonomous Medical Institutes are yet to implement the order. Further, given the fact that many doctors join their Post-Graduation after serving rural service bonds as high as 5 years after MBBS and bonds even after post graduation, they are well above age of 33 when they apply for Senior Residentship. Autonomous institutes such as AIIMS, PGI draw doctors from all over the country, implying many doctors fail to join these institutes on account of the age bar.

Doctors have demanded that since the policy change is a significant positive step for the medical fraternity a uniformity in this regard in all Medical Institutions of the country is the need of the hour.

Speaking with Medical Dialogues, President of FORDA Dr Vivek Chouksey said, “Our honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi ji has been trying hard to solve the unemployment problem in the country. Implementation of the 40 years of age criteria for SRs will help in filling up the posts lying vacant in our medical institutions.”

Read Also: The real reason why doctors cannot join Senior Resident after 40


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  1. Medical Council of India is a regulatory body for medical education in the country. As such it has done a commendable job barring few instances when it was found wanting. Without going in to the semantics MCI regulations must be binding on all medical institutions and doctors in the country. It is pity that AIIMS, PGI (Chandigarh) and JIPMER (Pudducerry) have been kept out of its purview. The result is that condition of almost all newly established AIIMS is very pathetic and will not stand for a day if MCI guidelines are considered. Similarly postdoctoral courses are conducted in these institutions with out enough faculty. The age and other guidelines regarding qualifications of the Senior Resident should be immediately implemented. Govt. should bring AIIMS, PGI and JIMPER also under MCI umbrella. After all one country can not have two standards for medical education.

  2. But the issue is MCI\’s own existence. Once NMC passed it in Parliament MCI is finished

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    dr dharmendra kumar dewan December 28, 2017, 1:08 pm

    Without being unfair to the MCI on its decision of raising the age to 40 years for SRs in its own wisdom, as a doctor myself having served in the government systems ( including in medical college hospitals), i consider younger doctors taken as SRs within 2-3 years of having passed their MDs/MSs could be a better option. The flip side of raised age ( to 40) has the potential of many such freshly passed out MDs/MSs losing out on the opportunity of SRs ship due to seniors getting advantages for reasons other than merit ! & extraneous considerations… for service candidates the age criterion can be suitably modified

  4. Aiims pgi jipmer are corrupt institutes.they violate supreme Court directives on reservation in super speciality courses .they take students through indirect process of sponsored seats.across India no reservations of any sort in ss courses.only these institutes give.

  5. There is no shortage of younger senior residents in the prestigious institutions and experience tells us that younger people are better suited to the tough life of residency in these institutions. The rationale of MCI relaxing age to help fill seats is irrelevant.