Failing to register with Karnataka Medical Council, 3500 MBBS students deprived of practice
Bengaluru: Deprived of their rights to practice as doctors in absence of registration from the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC), around 3500 MBBS students are in the lurch as the medical colleges have withheld their original documents submitted at the time of admission.
This came after the Director of Medical Education, PG Girish wrote a letter to the Dean and Directors of Government and private medical colleges in Karnataka asking them not to release the original documents collected from students at the time of admission, until further instructions from the DME.
"The legislation mandates that all candidates should take up compulsory training service after having completed medical courses covering undergraduate, post-graduate degree/diploma and super speciality courses in various disciplines, failing which penalty ranging Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh is to be paid by the defaulting candidates. As a step in the direction of enforcing the legislation, colleges have been asked to withhold the original documents, " the letter as quoted by The Hindu, referring to the Karnataka Compulsory Service by Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012, which mandates one compulsory government service.