Telangana High Court issues notice to NMC, State over reallocation of MBBS, PG medical students
Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court recently sought to know from the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the State Government about the process by which they propose to shift students to other medical colleges so that the interest of the students stay protected.Directing them to file a reply within two weeks, the HC bench comprising of chief justice Satish Sharma and Justice Abhinand...
Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court recently sought to know from the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the State Government about the process by which they propose to shift students to other medical colleges so that the interest of the students stay protected.
Directing them to file a reply within two weeks, the HC bench comprising of chief justice Satish Sharma and Justice Abhinand Shavili clarified that the role of the court was limited and only the expert bodies can come up with a proper mechanism.
Such observations came from the bench while it was considering a plea by 48 PG medical students of MNR Medical College who sought directions upon NMC and the State for issuing guidelines to shift the affected students to other Government and private medical colleges in the State.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that following a surprise inspection, the National Medical Commission (NMC) recently cancelled MBBS and PG medical admissions in three private medical colleges in the State resulting in a huge decrease in the total number of seats.
Recently, the State Government intervened to solve the matter and set up a high-level committee as well. Apart from this, it also wrote to the NMC and assured giving directions to the medical colleges to rectify their mistakes.
The NMC counsel further argued that continuing education of students in medical institutes that lack the required infrastructure is not in the interest of students and in fact, it is contrary to the public interest.
The New Indian Express adds that the State Government submitted before the court that it has already formed a high-powered committee and presented a report to NMC with an observation that extra seats might be required for reallocating the students to other institutes.
Taking note of the submissions, the HC bench issued notices to the NMC and the Telangana Government and asked them to explain the way in which they are planning to sort the problems and agonies of the affected medical students.
Directing them to file their reply within two weeks, the court noted that in such issues, "our role is limited," and only expert bodies can chalk out an appropriate mechanism.
TNIE adds that the HC bench also allowed the TRR medical college students to withdraw their plea and file a new one seeking directions from the State for allowing them to pursue their MBBS courses.
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