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.
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.