New Delhi: It's been a year since the Medical Council of India (MCI) was dissolved and its president Ketan Desai arrested. But it seems the rot in the MCI has yet to be cleaned out. A case in point is Dr Sangeeta Sharma, the senior most officer in the MCI.
CNN-IBN accessed documents that prove that the Health Ministry raised questions about the validity of her appointment as secretary.
In a letter to the MCI's board of directors, the Health Ministry asked why an approval was not sought from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for the Secretary's appointment. The Ministry also asked did Dr Sangeeta Sharma have the needed 16 years experience, including 10 years of teaching at a medical college? If a Vigilance Clearance/Integrity Certificate was obtained in the alleged cases of corruption against her and the MCI board claimed that as an autonomous body; it did not need ACC approval.
When CNN-IBN contacted Dr Sangeeta Sharma on June 22 for clarifications, she said she had resigned after harassment by the Board of Governors....more
06:43 PM, Sep 09, 2011
New Delhi: Another controversy in the tainted Medical Council of India (MCI). MCI secretary Dr Sangeeta Sharma has resigned alleging rude and indecent behavior by the Board's Chairman, Dr KK Talwar. Incidentally, the Health Ministry had raised objections about her appointment and asked the Board of Governors if her appointment had been made under the prescribed recruitment rules. The Health Ministry wanted the MCI board to get an ACC approval...
08:26 AM, Jun 23, 2011