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IMA demands MCI election, condemns Appointment of Board of Governors


IMA demands MCI election, condemns Appointment of  Board of Governors

 Composition of the board of Governors (BoG) unacceptable- IMA

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded that the election process of Medical Council of India should be allowed to continue, days, after an ordinance was issued for a committee of eminent professionals to run the MCI till a bill to set up a new regulatory body, is passed by parliament.

The IMA Action Committee, in an emergency session held in Mumbai, condemned the “supersession” of MCI terming the government’s move, at a juncture when the election to MCI has been announced, as “unwarranted and malafide”.

It also vowed to resist the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) 2017, which is pending in parliament. The bill seeks to replace MCI with National Medical Commission.

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In a statement, IMA, which is a pan-India voluntary organization of 2.5 lakh doctors, said that the composition of the board of Governors (BoG) was unacceptable.

Directors of major National institutions would scarcely find time to administer more than 450 medical colleges and their PG, UG courses. Moreover, there is no representation to women and Registered Medical Practitioners, it said,

“IMA is convinced that supersession of MCI is only a smoke screen and is a ploy to prepare the ground for NMC and sabotage the democratic process of MCI,” the statement said.

The IMA demanded that the BOG should refrain from taking any major policy decisions or amendments changing the character of the IMC Act.

“IMA will continue its resistance to the NMC Bill. Any intentions of the NMC Bill implemented through the appointed BOG will be opposed by IMA,” the largest body of medical doctors said.

IMA demanded that BOG should conform to the basic tenets of IMC Act and refrain from tinkering its fundamental structure.

An ordinance was issued on Wednesday to allow a committee of eminent professionals run the scam-tainted MCI till the NMC bill is passed by Parliament.

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Source: PTI
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  1. This is to inform that medical council of India(MCI) had majority of members nominated by the state and central governments. Many nominated members were active members of IMA only. Medical council of India was accused of favouring majority of private medical college managements when it comes to granting permissions and recognitions even when there are not enough number of teaching faculty or teaching faculty. In some departments, PG/superspeciality medical students in some private medical colleges are facing peculiar situation that senior teaching faculty are either less or appear only during MCI inspection. In government medical colleges, we have seen how MBBS seats were reduced in government medical colleges citing some deficiencies in our state.Nobody knows whether any college management was punished for creating false documents and issuing fake certificates of experience and promotion creating readymade assistant professors/professors .This has resulted in widespread resentment and disappointment among those teaching faculty who earned their position through years of hard work and turned them against MCI.

  2. We don\’t want the medical profession to be ruled by someone else but look at what has been done.The MCI has rotten deep that even there aren\’t any failsafe or built in regulatory check.It continued to run amok for years together and now it has lost the respect by its fellow members because the MCI hasn\’t respected the profession.Rewind back you could see md/ms/dm/Mch courses sanctioned to private colleges without any questioning yet didn\’t recognize the courses in top class institutions. I might want to dig into these people to take note that DM oncology in madras medical college is just permitted awaiting recognition when elsewhere in pvt colleges. These guys never had dignity.of all the professions only doctors continue to work for 24-48 hours on a stretch(to my knowledge ima has never took any step to curb this even courts are ready to intervene) and yet been questioned by higher officials that the work is unsatisfactory.Every year the pg admissions are full of court cases and finally SC become the ultimate authority for admission(elsewhere in other fields its smooth and courts rarely step in). Thus the roke of MCI is absolutely nil
    Now its time that you unsatisfactory people should run out of the office.Its well deserved and i seek the ima to refrain from making any more politics.

  3. All these days politicians are looted our country irrespective of party can you expect corruption free administration in NMC. India of late started booming in health tourism don\’t spoil the respected profession by changing the MCI instead punish the culprit

  4. HOW MANY OF IMA MEMBERS ARE FACULTY MEMBERS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES? dID NTHEY FACE THE ADAMANT BEHAVIOUR OF MAJORITY OF THE INSPECTORS? tHE INSPECTORS FORGET THE FUNDAMENTAL PROTOCOL OF RESPECTING THEIR SENIOR COLLEAGUES DURING INSPECTION. JUST THEY BEHAVE AS IF THEY HAVE COME FROM HEAVEN TO DO SOMETHING IN THE COLLEGE. LET THE NEW BOARD DO SOMETHING BETTER THAN MCI.

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    Dr Kamal Narain October 2, 2018, 9:41 pm

    Respected Prof Rao I fully agree with your comments. MCI Inspectors dehumanize their seniors my making them to scramble in a overcrowded room and check documents as if they are taking your exams. Shameful.

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan October 2, 2018, 12:01 pm

    HOW MANY PROFESSORS HAVE SHOWN CURRAGE TO OPPOSE THE ATTRACITIES COMMITTED BY THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATS. THESE B A PASSED OUT BABUS DICTATE DIRTY THINGS WITH OUT HAVING REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWING GROUND REALITY. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT ENTIRE STATE THERE IS ONE SECRETARY IMPOSING SOME FANCY IDEAS , INVARIABLY TO LOOT MONEY ( BY APPOINTMENTS, PURCHASING LOUSY STUFF, TRANSFERS, AND WHAT NOT ? THEY LACK BASIC MANNERS TO TALK THE PROFESSORS AND FACILITIES. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT THEY DEAL WITH PURCHASING OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENTS, DEVICES , DRUGS\’ AND CHEMICALS, CONSUMABLES AND DISPOSABLES. AFTER FIXING UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE PF THE POTBELLIED SECRETARY , TRAVELING MORE THAN 700KMS, THIS GUY , RELUCTANT TO ADDRESS MY GREVENCES , INSTED HE WAS HAVING GALATIME WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF A COMPANY SELLING C T AND MRI MACHINES ( HARDLY THEY MAKE USE OF IT A RIGHT WAY ) . I HAVE YET TO COME ACROSS A DECENT BABU , MOST OF OUR COLLUGES TALK BAD ABOUT MCI, BUT HARDLY ANY BODY TALKS ABOUT ARROGANT HIGHLY CORRUPT CARELESS CUNNING CROOKS , HAVING NO KNOWLEDGE , CONCERN, COMMITMENT ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION.

  7. very senior and respected professionals have been included in board –Let them try to clean the rot –If they are not able to devote time then what have earlier office bearers have done –They were also very senior and busy persons –If you want clean and corruption free society let them try why oppose just for sake of opposition -This is my view