MCI

  • Hospitals are being run like shops: Bombay High Court June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Lamenting the commercialisation of the medical profession, the Bombay High Court on Friday observed that hospitals are nowadays run "like shops". "Doctors have forgotten their duty. Most hospitals are being run like shops. Everything is commercialised. Money has become more important," the court said. The division bench of Justices VM...
  • CBI arrests five fake doctors, recovers voluminous documents March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested five fake doctors and also recovered fake degrees. The agency is conducting nationwide raids to nab the fake medical doctors. Medical Council of India (MCI) is also under the scanner of the CBI in connection with the matter. (More details...
  • Health Minister forced to defend sacking of health secretary Desiraju February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is on the backfoot, forced to defend the sacking of health secretary Keshav Desiraju. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter written by Azad to the Cabinet Secretary complaining against Desiraju. In the letter, Azad says Desiraju's approach has been a serious embarrassment for him...
  • Derecognition of 6 medical colleges being considered: Ghulam Nabi August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that the recognition/letter of permission for six medical colleges in the NCR, but the same has been sent back for reconsideration, the government said on Tuesday. "The recommendation of MCI was received in...
  • News briefs: Jharkhand medical colleges to have 50 more seats August 2, 2013

    After the permission granted by Medical Council of India (MCI) to increase 50 seats more, the Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Dhanbad, and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital (MGMCH), Jamshedpur have started preparations for commencement of post graduate courses in their institution. Earlier, in May MCI had rejected application...
  • NEET: Health Ministry seeks legal opinion to file review petition July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has sought legal opinion on whether it can file a review petition on the Supreme Court order quashing common entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and postgraduate courses in medical colleges. Top Health Ministry officials on Thursday discussed the Supreme Court order and asked...
  • Medical admissions subject to final verdict: SC June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions challenging the Medical Council of India's decision requiring that candidates clear the National Eligibility Entrance Test. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra...
  • Govt approves reconstitution of MCI following controversies May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved the reconstitution of Medical Council of India (MCI) with former Director General Health Services RK Srivastava replacing KK Talwar as Chairman of the Council's Board of Governors. "The formal notification in respect of the MCI reconstitution would be issued tomorrow by the Health Ministry,"...
  • Medical seats sale: CD of sting operation sent to MCI April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: CNNIBN on Friday submitted a CD containing the sting operation on how medical colleges in three states are selling postgraduate seats for crores of rupees to the Medical Council of India (MCI). India's top doctors have demanded the government steps in and acts immediately to check the shocking...
  • Only 21 per cent foreign-educated doctors can practice in India March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Only 21.76 per cent of Indian doctors trained abroad have qualified to practice in the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday. A total of 14,476 doctors who completed their medical degrees abroad appeared for the screening test during the year 2012 out of which 3,150 candidates or 21.76 per...
  • Dental Council of India: The history of controversies February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In a fresh twist to the Dental Council scam, letters written by the members of Dental Council of India (DCI), accessed exclusively by CNNIBN, have raised serious questions against the present Chairman of the Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. This is clearly not the first time when the Dental...
  • MCI challenges Andhra HC order on medical seats July 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Medical Council of India has filed an appeal in the AP High Court against the single judge order granting provisional sanction of 50 MBBS additional seats each to the Osmania and Kakatiya medical colleges in the state. Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy had on July 13, while dealing with...
  • MCI allowing substandard medical colleges: CBI July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, it has been found that several substandard medical colleges in the country have been getting permissions from the Medical Council of India. In these colleges, daily wage labourers act as patients and local doctors play professors to get clearances. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • Over 4,000 doctors strike work in Bihar June 25, 2012

    Patna: Over 4,000 doctors on Monday abstained from work in Bihar to protest against the Centre's proposal to set up the National Commission of Human Resources for Health (NCHRH) to regulate medical services in the country and related policies, an Indian Medical Association spokesman said. "Over 4,000 doctors abstained from work...
  • Beed: Govt promises action on female feoticide cases June 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government has promised to act against rampant female foeticide in Beed district that was reported by CNNIBN earlier. The state government will meet Maharashtra Medical Council (MCI), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and radiologists to find a way to curb foeticide. They will all be looking at...
  • Aamir on healthcare: Patients' body backs show June 8, 2012

    Kolkata: A patients' body called People for Better Treatment has rallied behind Bollywood star Aamir Khan for focusing on the "rot" in the Indian healthcare delivery system during his popular television program. The actor, who hosts the Sunday television show 'Satyamev Jayate', has been the target of protests by the Indian...
  • MCI board appointment: Health Minister orders probe May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ordered a probe after CNNIBN reported that officials close to former Medical Council of India chairman Ketan Desai were being allowed a back door entry into the Council. "A committee has been formed under the chairmanship of the Director General of ICMR. The...
  • MCI scandal: tainted exchief's aides reinstated May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems that another scandal is set to rock the Health Ministry. A CNNIBN investigation has revealed that former Medical council of India (MCI) members, close to arrested former chief Ketan Desai, are being brought back into the Medical Council. The Board of Governors that was appointed to...
  • Lok Sabha passes Medical Council Amendment Bill May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Medical Council Amendment Bill despite key UPA constituent Trinamool Congress opposed the same. With the passage of the bill, the Medical Council of India (MCI) will come under a proposed National Commission of Human Resources for Health. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad confirmed...
  • Fake medical college: Ramadoss under CBI scanner March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss is under CBI scanner with the agency finalising its charge sheet which names him for his alleged help to a Indore based medical college to get MCI accreditation even though it was not eligible for the same. The agency has sought government nod for...
  • CJ Follow Up: Justice for Kapali Patne December 10, 2011

    Kapali Patne's alleged medical negligence case remains caught in redtapeism at the MCI. CJ Parikshit battles on. ...
  • CBI decodes scam, nails exMCI chief Ketan Desai September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: One and a half years after the don of the Medical Council of India, Ketan Desai was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 2 crore, the Central Bureau of Investigation is finally ready with a chargesheet. CNNIBN has accessed the confidential papers that document how the deal...
  • MCI Secretary's appointment under clout September 9, 2011

    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....
  • Why did the MCI secretary resign? June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India has once again come in news for another controversy. Its new secretary has resigned alleging misbehavior by Board Members, but it remains to be seen if that is the real reason. Interestingly the news of her resignation came 24 hours after CNNIBN contacted...
  • MCI secretary resigns amidst controversy June 23, 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...
  • MCI Secretary quits over Chairman's 'rudeness' June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: MCI Secretary Sangeeta Sharma has resigned from her position, alleging "rude and indecent" behaviour meted out to her by Board's Chairman Dr KK Talwar. She put in her papers on June 14, stating that she was resigning under duress and hoped that...
  • CNNIBN @ 5: exposing the Medical Council scam January 14, 2011

    In April 2010, CNNIBN exposed a doctor of MCI involved in corruption, leading to the Council being dissolved. ...
  • SC backs MCI on common MBBS entrance exam December 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Medical Council of India (MCI) on Monday got the go ahead from the Supreme Court for holding a combined entrance test for All India Medical examinations. The apex court said that the MCI can frame rules for holding a combined medical entrance examination and that there was no...
  • Tainted exMCI chief Ketan Desai makes a return November 25, 2010

    Ahmedabad:Tainted former Chief of the Scamhit Medical Council of India Ketan Desai been elected to the Executive Council of the Gujarat University. Ketan Desai accused in a multi crore rupee medical scam was elected as a member of Gujarat university's executive council due to his powerful...
  • Health Ministry opposes common medical exam October 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has opposed the proposal by the Medical Council of India to conduct a combined enterance exam for private and government medical institutes. Health Ministry says it is not possible to conduct common entrance tests for private and government institutes. The Supreme Court had on October...