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Medical Council of India suspends Six Doctors for working in more than one medical college


Medical Council of India suspends Six Doctors for working in more than one medical college

Mumbai: Six medical faculty members in the state are now facing suspension orders from the Medical Council of India (MCI), after it was revealed that they were  working as full-time faculty in more than one medical college at the same time. The apex medical body has ordered suspension for the six senior faculty for a period ranging from six months to one year, directing the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to take the necessary action.

“We found out that several of these doctors were teaching in one government and one private medical college. MCI found their names during manual inspection and issued orders,” said interim administrator of MMC, Dr Abhay Chawdhary informed Indian Express.

It was revealed that two faculty members were associated with two institutions located in different states, raising severe questions on how they could manage to take full-time, 9-4 job at the medical colleges located so far from each other. These two doctors have been identified to be Dr Pradnya Kulkarni, assistant professor at anatomy, who was registered in Prakash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Sangli and KD Medical College and Research Centre in Uttar Pradesh, some 1,600 km away and Dr Bhagat Haridas, who was shown attached with JIJU’s Indian Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Jalna and Raipur Institute of Medical Sciences in Chhattisgarh.

Other faculty members facing a 6- month suspension include Dr Yashodeep Sonawane, whose name was visible at Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College, Dhule, and Karad-based Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences  and Dr Pankaj Nemade, assistant professor of general surgery,  who worked in Maharashtra Institute of Education and Research Talegaon Dhabade, Pune, and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Mission and Hospital in Navi Mumbai, which is over three hours driving distance from the Pune college reports Indian Express.

Further, two doctors are now facing suspension for a period of a year. These include Dr Tushar Patil, assistant professor in department of anatomy, whose name appeared in Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon, as well as SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Nashik, and Dr Alka Sontakke, who was found a full-time teacher in Maharashtra Institute of Education and Research Talegaon Dhabade, Pune, and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Mission and Hospital in Navi Mumbai.

MCI has written to the MMC to undertake the necessary further investigations and action in this regard.

Read Also: Adhaar numbers to be used to check ghost faculty: MCI

 




Source: With inputs
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  1. Why should the colleges remain unaffected? These colleges should be blacklisted, fined and exterminated. Just maybe that these teaching faculty misbehaved at the behest of the management of these colleges. … why has the MCI condoned the role of the college? Why was the punishment to doctors made out without investigation into the role of these colleges in the apparent misconduct of these doctors?…

  2. MCI can dare to take any tough action against medical colleges or doctors as it\’s body is also involved in giving clearance to medical colleges and doctors. If MCI team is honest I ask them to cancel the licence of medical colleges and involved faculties for life time and seize their all properties made by such activities.

  3. It is unfortunate that the learned medical faculties are intentionally perpetrating the fraud and milking the system to their benefit . This the sheer greed that takes them to these practices. Teachers should be role model to their students, and groom them as good doctors to practice clean medicine.
    It is good that they are punished by MCI and they should be black listed.

  4. Dear friends,
    I would like to take slightly more lenient view of the whole issue.
    There is no reason to allow someone giving his name as a teacher in two colleges 1600km far apart. Instead one teacher may be allowed to teach in two institutions, say 50km apart. But they should declare themselves as part-time teachers.
    There is a tendency among the various medical colleges (that includes government medical colleges also), to transfer teachers from one institution to another one at the time of MCI inspection to fill in the quorum of teachers. This also is a fraudulent practice by the various state governments. After the inspection is over these doctors as asked to go back to their earlier positions.
    Each medical teacher could be given a unique identification code, so that as soon as their code is entered into the database, it would be shown up that they are teaching in other institution also. This would help in stopping this fraud.

  5. What ?? Only six months ?

    Three years of suspension and depromotion and fine 10 lakh

  6. Such faculties must be punished for suspending for at least three years because they done it intentionally for money and simultaneously injustice to his own colleges