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NO Nod to medical colleges running without ART, MDR TB centres: MCI Gazette

NO Nod to medical colleges running without ART, MDR TB centres: MCI Gazette

New Delhi: Medical Colleges running without an Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) Centre and a facility for management of MDR-TB will now have a tough time getting recognition as the Medical Council of India has made the two necessaries for running MBBS courses in the country.

Through a recent gazette notification, the Medical Council of India Board of Governors (MCI BOG) has made the two centres mandatory as by including them in the  Minimum Standard Requirement for 50 MBBS Admissions Annually Regulation, 1999. As per the regulation, this has to be done within 5 years of the start of MBBS teaching at medical college, aka, admission of the 1st batch

In particular, the gazette amendment, adds the following clause to the Clause A.1. after sub-clause 23 in the Minimum Standard Requirement for 50 MBBS Admissions Annually Regulation, 1999:

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“Every College should have Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Centre and facility for management of MDR-TB at the time of 4th renewal for admission of 5th Batch of MBBS students”

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With four lakh +new cases TB reported in the country every year, the menace of Tuberculosis is increasing in the country by the day.

TB kills an estimated 480,000 Indians every year and more than 1,400 every day. India also has more than a million ‘missing’ cases every year that are not notified and most remain either undiagnosed or unaccountably and inadequately diagnosed and treated in the private sector.

With lack of awareness and hence followup, most cases of Tuberculosis convert themselves into cases of drug-resistant TB, making all efforts to fight the battle much harder.

The Union Health has set a target elimination fo TB by the year 2025 and is leaving no stone unturned to achieve this goal. With this motive, the rules have been amended to ensure that there is a facility for the management of MDR-TB in every medical college.






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    Dr Gowrinath K July 27, 2019, 9:44 pm

    This is probably the best move by the MCI to counter those private medical colleges which never contributed to the management of MDR TB and did not provide facility for AFB culture and sensitivity testing but having postgraduate courses with half empty wards and atleast 50% guest teaching faculty in the dept. of pulmonary medicine.The facility to admit and treat complications of TB like haemoptysis,pneumothorax still not present in some private medical colleges.

  2. This is the first ever action taken for betterment of Crores of TB Patients & relatives by highest authority.
    Lot of thanks to the authority.

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    Dr Kuldeep Singh July 25, 2019, 10:55 pm

    Medical colleges are already made as wastebaskets .if mdr-TB centre and añtirabic center are to be in college, what for is director health , municipal health centres and DTCs?

  4. What is wrong if MDR-TB and ART centres are included in medical colleges? TB kills approximately 4,80,000 Indians every year and 1,400 each day. If including these centres in medical college can save the life of atleast one person, do you have any loss?

  5. ART is Anti retroviral therapy for HIV

  6. MDRTB,XDRTB. Who is responsible.
    Bacterial mutations or DOTS, or Non compliance or pure ignorance from the patients as far as the duration of therapy is concerned.

  7. From a microbiological perspective, the resistance is caused by a genetic mutation that makes a drug ineffective
    against the mutant bacilli. An inadequate or poorly administered treatment regimen allows drug-resistant mutants
    to become the dominant strain in a patient infected with TB. However it should be stressed that MDR-TB is man-
    made phenomenon – poor treatment, poor drugs and poor adherence lead to the development of MDR-TB.
    Prevention of Drug Resistance : Since incomplete, inadequate and irregular treatment is the main cause of drug
    resistance, this can be prevented by (a) treatment with two or more drugs in combination (b) using drugs to which the
    bacteria are sensitive, and (c) ensuring that the treatment is
    complete, adequate and regular.

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