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Corruption in Recognition of Nursing Colleges: Indian Nursing Council President framed for corruption


Corruption in Recognition of Nursing Colleges: Indian Nursing Council President framed for corruption

New Delhi: In an unprecedented decision taken by the Patiala House District Court, New Delhi corruption charges have been framed against the sitting president of Indian Nursing Council (INC) for conducting unethical practices of conspiring with six nursing colleges to grant them recognition or feasibility certificates, by resorting to cheating and forging documents

According to the findings of the district court, the sitting President, T Dilip Kumar and now-deceased Vice-President of the Indian Nursing Council KD Varyani had unethically replaced the evaluation proformas of the ad hoc inspection committee. The findings of the ad hoc inspectors pointed out shortcomings and deficiencies at the institutes including faculty shortage. However, in the replaced evaluation proformas, the training institutes were shown eligible for recognition or more seats.

The observations of the inspectors were allegedly removed from the files and asked to be destroyed by Kumar and Varyani. However, the council’s staff turned in these controversial documents to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The six colleges  in relation to which the conspiracy took place include :

  1. College of Nursing, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  2. Shahid Udham Singh School of Nursing, Ratia, Haryana
  3. Priyadarshini School of Nursing, Bengaluru
  4. National School of Nursing, Bengaluru
  5. Asram College of Nursing, Andhra Pradesh
  6. Baba Farid Medical Institute for Nursing, Punjab

Hindu reports that In the records of College of Nursing, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, the ad hoc inspector had pointed out the shortage of faculty but the replaced proforma showed the presence of adequate faculty.

At the Priyadarshini School of Nursing, Bengaluru, the inspection team observed that the girls’ hostel was unsafe, and also mentioned that the faculty was inadequate and inexperienced.

The investigation forensically confirmed that the indentations and torn pieces in the file record proved that the pages were removed adding to the evidence of the conspiracy. The signatures of officials on the file were verified through question-document analysis.

The CBI filed its charge-sheet in 2009, but for nine years, the court did not frame charges against the seven accused in the act.

The daily adds that for eight years, the sanction for prosecution of Kumar was not received and it was only in 2017 that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the President’s office gave the go-ahead to try him.

In 2016, the Maharashtra Nursing Council had written to the Prime Minister’s office asking for removal of all accused INC office-bearers, alleging that they were involved in a fraud exceeding Rs 225 crore, reports the Hindu Business line.

 


Source: with inputs
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    Shreedevi Balachandran March 2, 2019, 10:07 pm

    I am glad someone knows the crores in corruption . Just like the medical council of India was scrapped , its time to scrap the nursing council of India . Under the ministry of health 4 arms of nursing should be created with experts forming groups to work on changing the status of nursing practice , administration , research and education . Find should be provided for research of national needs in nursing and then decision should be based on this research , focus groups with stakeholders , international bench marking and feedback from nursing experts in and out of India. WHO s Nursing Now should also be supported to recognise and respect nurses . A lot needs to be done and first the INC President should be suspended before CBI investigates .

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    Anil Kumar Chaudhary March 2, 2019, 12:39 pm

    Many Nursing institutions in Punjab running without Proper faculties. INC don\’t verify Forged documents.

  3. These practices have been followed since so long..very few colleges in India full fill minimum standards..rest all have many deficiencies in terms of faculties, facilities and other infrastructure..INC was purely a centre of corrupted officers..T Dilip Kumar is the main culprit completely destroyed the Nursing education system of India..

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    Chellammal Thinagaran March 1, 2019, 10:53 pm

    Not only the above mentioned college of nursing in India there are many other colleges are worse than that without proper facilities , so surprised visit to be made with the persons who are devoted to nursing and not getting the bribe

  5. Again the Apollo group of hospitals in in the news for unethical practices.On a virtually daily basis we hear of significant unethical practices surfacing in some of its flagship hospitals whether it is a kidney transplant racket in Apollo Delhi,a rape incident in Apollo in Gandhinagar,or the ongoing saga of a commission looking into the death of the former chief minister of TN.
    Dr.PC Reddy and his daughters who run such a big organisation receive multiple awards for various categories on a daily basis as captains of the health industry inspite of all the controversies surfacing in its individual hospitals.
    A senior consultant in one of the Apollo group wrote a open letter to Dr.PC Reddy highlighting all the unethical and illegal activities in the hospital for which the doctor had to pay the ultimate price of losing his job and being terminated unceremoniously inspire of ten years of service .
    If any one wishes to have a copy of this letter please e mail me .
    rameshrvn@rediffmail.com.