New expert committee at MCI for monitoring Minimum Standard requirements at Medical Colleges
Delhi: To keep in check whether the Medical Colleges have the minimum standard requirements which are necessary for the yearly admission process, the Medical Council of India (MCI) is reported to have decided to constitute a committee of experts.
As per recent media reports, this committee's objective is to review Minimum Standard Requirements Regulations and phase-wise requirements of the Medical Colleges for 50/100/150/200/250 admissions annually.
Hitavada reports that according to the MCI order, the committee comprises members of medical faculties, medical experts and officials who have experience in the field of medical training and it will affirm that the concerned institutions are following the norms and regulations which ensures proper medical training. The committee will be responsible for maintaining the rules and regulations of the Indian Medical Council Act and will introduce modifications accordingly.
The Indian Medical Council Act was introduced in 1956 for the reconstitution of the Medical Council of India, and the maintenance of a Medical Register for India and for matters connected therewith; however, with time as circumstances changed, many aspects which were made mandatory by the act like- the number of beds, qualification of faculty, the size of lands has also changed. Hence, the government decided to form this new committee which will consider the current situation while fixing norms and regulations. Moreover, the committee will also monitor resources for training, hardware required for training, technological advancement to help current training and preparing techniques, the clinical material required for preparing the medical students. The committee may also imbibe changes in the administrative structure.
While Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma, Chairman-designate, National Medical Commission is the chairperson of the committee, Dr S Ramji, Ex-Dean, MAMC and presently Senior Advisor, BoG, MCI, will act as Co-Chairperson, reports The Hitavada.
Atal Dulloo (Financial Commissioner, H&ME, J&K), Dr Anna B Pulimood (Principal, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu), Dr Sharad Kumar Rao (Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka), Dr L Fimate (Retired Director, Zoram Medical College, Aizwal, Mizoram and Professor of Forensic Medicine, Imphal, Manipur), Dr Achal Gulati (Ex-Principal, BSA Medical College, New Delhi and Professor of ENT, MAMC, New Delhi), Prof Deelip G Mhaisekar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra), Dr Ranjeet Sinha (Associate Professor, Department of Community, Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar), Dr Rajneesh Dubey (Principal Secretary, Medical Education, UP Government), SS Shukla (Principal Secretary, MP Government) and Devesh Deval (Ex-Director, Medical Education, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) are members of the committee, adds Daily Excelsior
According to the order, the committee may consider amalgamation and simplifying the existing regulatory framework including phase-wise requirements and recommend revision of the same in view of the current health scenario of the country. Besides, the committee may consider any other incidental matter too.