President Pratibha Patil signed an ordinance dissolving the Medical Council of India (MCI).The decision came after its president Ketan Desai was arrested April 22 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore in exchange for giving recognition to a medical college in Punjab.
Guess how many colleges are recognized all over India through bribes?
The MCI was a statutory body with the responsibility of overseeing maintenance of to oversee the standards of medical education in India, grant recognition to medical degrees, give accreditation to medical colleges, registers medical practitioners and monitoring medical practice in the country.
The MCI was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. In 1956, the old Act was repealed and a new one was enacted. This was further modified in 1964, 1993 and 2001. The objectives of the Council include maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate and recommendation for recognition or de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries.
Next time u visit a medical practitioners please check whether he is has a fake degree or degree through bribe. lol
And as expected Union Health and Family Secretary Sujatha Rao told reporters that the government would soon bring in law for the formation of an over-arching body to regulate medical education in the country.