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PCPNDT training: 2nd Year MD Radiodiagnosis approaches High court against Mass Acceptance of Doctors

PCPNDT training: 2nd Year MD Radiodiagnosis approaches High court against Mass Acceptance of Doctors

Chennai: The Madras High Court directed today the government pleader to get instructions from the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) on a plea moved by a postgraduate medical student seeking direction to restrain the DME from conducting six-month training programmes in pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques in violation of a law.

A division bench of Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad passed the oral instruction on the plea moved by X Sebastian Antony, a second-year student of MD Radio Diagnosis in Stanley Medical College.

"The Rules have been made by the Central government to select students for giving training in Ultra Sonography. There is stringent provisions under the Rules regarding the period of training, curriculum, components of training, eligibility and recognition of institution.

"Completely giving a go bye to the mandatory provisions envisaged in the Rules, students were admitted enmass," advocate Ragavachari, counsel for the petitioner said.

While a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Rules is pending before the Supreme Court, the authorities are admitting students to the courses recognised under the Rule, he added.

Pointing out Rule 8 of the Regulation, the council said, it is clear from the Rule that the student-teacher ratio is to be 1:1.

There are 20 medical colleges in the state out of which only 11 have been approved for PG courses in Radiology and a total strength of approved PG teachers in only 85 and therefore only 85 students could be admitted to the programme.

Recording the submissions, the bench directed the pleader to get appropriate instructions from the authorities and posted the plea to September 30.

Source: PTI
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  1. Regressive mentality..let them practice..don’t be possessive about USG. You didnot invent it. Widen the scope. All surgeons should be possessive about scalpel and all the pathologists should be possessive about glycometer and microscope.

  2. Most regressive mentality!!
    Get six months training , take a scalpel & do surgery !!
    If this is allowed, everything should be allowed!!
    & MBBS course can be done in correspondence

  3. Useless move radiology have vast scope. Why stitching to usg only

  4. The program already stayed by Madhuri bench of Madras high court last month challenged by iria secretary Tamil Nadu

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    Dr.R.KANAGASABAI August 30, 2018, 12:02 pm

    This comes as a follow up and sequel to the Writ Petition by Dr.Rajakumari of Madurai, a Consultant Radiologist, and the Tamilnadu Chapter of IRIA, (the Official Association of Radiologists), in the Madurai Bench of Madras HC, with a successful Plea to Stay the Practical Exams and Viva Voce which were to be conducted in Mid July by Govt Medical Colleges for 3 batches of MBBS Doctors, (totalling 550 ), who already underwent an Illegal Training in the Govt Medical Colleges, in early 2016, after the Delhi HC verdict declaring the SMTR ultravires. This came about due to the Efforts of the State Secretary and President of Madurai HC, after the State Chapter resolved in its ECM to oppose arbitrary selection of candidates in large numbers, disproportionate to the existing Infrastructure and Faculty strength in the Authorized Institutions of Govt Medical Colleges for Six Months Training, flouting all Norms and Rules laid down in SMTR 2014, resulting in improper and incomplete Training, which was against the SC order to implement the SMTR.

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    Dr Geraldine Sanjay August 30, 2018, 11:29 am

    I am glad the Radiologists are objecting