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Uttarakhand Medical Council Recommends Suspension of 113 Specialists, Scrapping of Degrees


Uttarakhand Medical Council Recommends Suspension of 113 Specialists, Scrapping of Degrees

Ironically, the state government had itself sent the MBBS doctors to UP for acquiring the specialist degrees without taking note of Medical Council of India (MCI) recognition status of the colleges

Dehradun: Taking cognizance of ‘unrecognized’ Post-Graduate degrees acquired from medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttarakhand State Medical Council has recommended the suspension of its 113 specialists doctors.

Moreover, during a recent meeting, the Uttarakhand Medical council directed Health Department to “scrap their degrees or allow these specialist doctors to work” only in Uttarakhand as a specialist and nowhere else reports TOI. In other states, they may be allowed to work just as an MBBS doctor, despite their studies.

According to the state medical council, all these doctors had done post-graduation from different medical colleges in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, under state government’s quota. These courses, however, do not carry the Medical Council of India recognition

It has been reported that the state government had sent the MBBS doctors to UP for acquiring the specialist degrees without taking note of Medical Council of India (MCI) recognition status of the colleges.

“It is surprising that the state government sent its doctors to pursue the specialist course from such institutions and we have learnt that even now 19 doctors are pursuing the course from those unrecognized colleges which will finish in the year 2019. And the council will disapprove their qualification to work as a specialist,” a senior doctor from DG office told TOI.

The state might amend its health law to adjust these doctors because “government sent them to pursue higher degrees and even paid for their qualification”.

The matter came to light when a doctor for Nainital contacted the council to get his diploma registered. The moment the council found that the doctor studied this course from a university which didn’t have any approval to conduct the same, he was barred from practice.

Later, 7 radiologists who held qualifications of Diploma in Medical Radio Diagnosis (DMRD) were suspended and directed not to conduct sonography and other radiology tests of patients, unless they get clearance from MCI.

Read Also: Unrecognised DMRD: Uttarakhand Medical Council bars 7 passouts of UP government medical colleges

On the suspensions, Y S Bisht, Registrar, State Council signed a notice which read, “The DMRD qualification of all the under-mentioned doctors’ diploma stands void unless MCI, Delhi, gives clearance. And, in the meantime, these doctors are not authorized to perform any works related to radiology/ultrasound in the state.”

Officials in the state made the allegation that their counterparts in UP deliberately concealed the fact that diploma courses of some institutes were not recognized.



Source: with inputs
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  1. How can a college run a course without MCI Recognition?
    In WB many courses are run which are permitted by Govt of WB BUT NOT recognised by MCI.
    They are being regularised gradually.

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    Dr Deepti Dongaonkar July 19, 2018, 5:25 pm

    IF new PG course starts in a college, students join in with good intention, 3 years later if PG degree course is not recognized at MCI inspection (student passed exam and result declared), what is student\’s fault, 3 years are gone. re-assess them for quality of service and consider them.

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    Dr Rajinder Kaul July 19, 2018, 5:25 pm

    This verification needs to be done in Delhi and all NCR regions .There are many fraudulent persons working all along in these regions as well .

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan July 19, 2018, 10:13 am

    IT IS CUNNING WORK OF THE BABUS THE BUREAUCRACTES , THOSE GUYS MIGHT HAVE COLLECTRD HUGE SOMES OF MONEY , AND ISSUED ORDERS BY ADDING IFS AND BUTS AS A STUDY LEAVE AS IN-SERVICE CANDIDATES. SUCH KIND OF MECHIVES ARE RAMPMNT IN THE GOVERNMENT. THE BIGGER BABUS , DOESN\’T PUT THEIR SIGNATURE IN MOST OF THE DOCUMENTS , IT IS INVERIBLY SIGNED BY THE DEPUTY ( WHO GOT PROMOTED FROM BOTTOM TO REACH THIS POST AT THE FAGEND OF THEIR SERVICE) . WE ALL KNOW THE TRICKS OF THE BIG BABAUS . THEY HARDLY GLUE TO THEIR CHAIR , WITH IN SPAN OF YEAR OR TWO YOU SEE SOME OTHER BABU ON THAT CHAIR. BABUS ARE OVER-ENTHUSIASTIC WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASE ( SPENDING HUGE AMOUNT MONEY) OF ALL KIND OF UNWANTED ITEMS . That\’s WHY IT USED TO BE A COMON DIALOGUE OF BOTH THE GANDHI\’S \” OUT OF EVERY 100 RUPEES SENT FROM THE CENTRE , HARDLY 20% REACHES THE REAL BENIFICIARY.

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    Dr Ravi Kant Tiwari July 19, 2018, 10:04 am

    recognizing the degree is responsibility of State government and MCI, why should the students who have obtained such degrees be punished??? Otherwise withdraw these seats for the future so that only recognized seats will be included in admission. and withdraw the permitted seats also if not recognized within 5 years.