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New MCI BOG ETHICS Amendment: Medical College deans, HOD to be accountable for Wrong faculty declarations


New MCI BOG ETHICS Amendment: Medical College deans, HOD to be accountable for Wrong faculty declarations

New Delhi: The heads of the department and the heads of the medical institutions are now going to be held accountable for any false and misleading declarations made by their faculties during the Medical Council of India inspections.

To this effect, the MCI recently made amendments to the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 in section 7 that defines the MISCONDUCT by registered medical practitioners. As per a recent notification announcing the amendments, the MCI directed that following addition shall be made in section 7 of the Ethics

“7.23 Submission of false/wrong declaration form by Medical faculty-Submission of false/wrong information by a Medical Faculty in the Declaration Form submitted at the time of assessment by Council; shall be treated as misconduct both by the medical faculty and the Dean/Head of Department counter signing the declaration Form.”

Until now, a false declaration by medical faculty has been treated as violations of medical ethics on the only part of the said faculty. The issue has taken up more importance in recent times when many faculties serve as ghost lecturers in more than one medical college during an academic year and this would be facilitated by making false declarations at the time of MCI inspection.

Various state medical councils have also been stating initiating disciplinary action for the said misconduct. Medical Dialogues had last year reported about one such case  where Rowing in two boats caused trouble for two surgeons practising in  Tamil Nadu after the state Medical Council ordered the suspension of these doctors after the MCI found that they were named faculty in two different medical colleges at the same time, a practice which is strictly forbidden by the Medical Council of India.

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Despite many such actions, the practice of ghost faculties is allegedly highly rampant in private medical colleges, with many colleges allegedly offering huge sums of money to doctors just to be present on the days of inspection and posing as faculties.

To nip the problem in the bud, the council has now decided to increase the accountability of the declarations to include the counter-signees so that now the HODs and the deans will also be responsible and may be suspended if there are any false declarations made during the time of MCI inspections

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    Ex Prof of Microbiology.Dr Kalpana Karak March 28, 2019, 10:00 am

    What should be the criteria for selection of assistant professor in microbiology, Msc,PhD in Medical Microbiology or MBBS,DCP and PhD in Microbiology?

  2. Dear Sir It is very easy for MCI to make such statement s but what about the inspectors who are hand in glove with the management who will take care of them the HOD & Principal are but scape goats

  3. In case a 65-year-old private medical practitioner holding a postgraduate degree obtained 35 years ago manages to influence the private medical college management with his political links or other factors like caste etc and becomes professor by forcing the principal to issue required fake service certificates of teaching and promotion , is it fair to hold the Head of the department or the college responsible?.The ministry of health should come out with a uniform policy of punishment with imprisonment or penalty to any person submitting fake experience cerificates in any educational institute for employment or promotion.It is time to verify the certificates of teaching faculty already working in colleges routinely by the MCI. It is alleged that in many private medical colleges, the administration is not by the principal but by the middle men related to the management.

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta March 26, 2019, 4:27 pm

    I think this is fair enough. I hope minor infractions will be ignored.

  5. Why simple issues are complicated by MCI?
    Can\’t they use technology?
    Why not all faculties are issued smart card sand unique id and traced with its help?
    But ghost is a ghost. They cannot be punished by humans. They can be traced and punished by another ghost.