MCI

  • CBI arrests five fake doctors, recovers voluminous documents 20-03-2014 12:39 PM

    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...
  • Health Minister forced to defend sacking of health secretary Desiraju 28-02-2014 08:33 PM

    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...
  • Derecognition of 6 medical colleges being considered: Ghulam Nabi 13-08-2013 06:15 PM

    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...
  • News briefs: Jharkhand medical colleges to have 50 more seats 02-08-2013 11:11 PM

    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 19-07-2013 02:39 PM

    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 post-graduate courses in medical colleges. Top Health Ministry officials on Thursday discussed the Supreme Court order and...
  • Medical admissions subject to final verdict: SC 11-06-2013 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that admission to the under-graduate and post-graduate 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...
  • Govt approves reconstitution of MCI following controversies 23-05-2013 11:24 PM

    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...
  • Medical seats sale: CD of sting operation sent to MCI 05-04-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN on Friday submitted a CD containing the sting operation on how medical colleges in three states are selling post-graduate 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...
  • CJ Follow Up: Justice for Kapali Patne 10-12-2011 08:10 PM

    Kapali Patne's alleged medical negligence case remains caught in red-tapeism at the MCI. CJ Parikshit battles on. ...
  • CBI decodes scam, nails ex-MCI chief Ketan Desai 14-09-2011 08:25 PM

    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. CNN-IBN has accessed the confidential papers that document how the deal...
  • MCI Secretary's appointment under clout 09-09-2011 06:43 PM

    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? 26-06-2011 11:10 AM

    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 CNN-IBN contacted...
  • MCI secretary resigns amidst controversy 23-06-2011 08:26 AM

    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...
  • MCI Secretary quits over Chairman's 'rudeness' 22-06-2011 10:37 PM

    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 "no other official of any rank...
  • CNN-IBN @ 5: exposing the Medical Council scam 14-01-2011 11:51 AM

    In April 2010, CNN-IBN exposed a doctor of MCI involved in corruption, leading to the Council being dissolved. ...
  • SC backs MCI on common MBBS entrance exam 13-12-2010 12:08 PM

    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 ex-MCI chief Ketan Desai makes a return 25-11-2010 08:05 AM

    Ahmedabad:Tainted former Chief of the Scam-hit 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 connections. Despite...
  • Govt agrees to discuss MCI bill in Parliament 21-08-2010 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: Under pressure from the Opposition, the Government has agreed to a discussion on Medical Council of India (MCI) Amendment bill in Parliament under rule 193. Leaders of opposition parties like Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav had raised objections to its passage in Lok Sabha on Saturday...
  • Common entrance exam proposed for MBBS 17-08-2010 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Students desirous of becoming doctors will take just one common entrance examination for MBBS and PG seats from next year. The common examination will be applicable to all private and government medical institutions and colleges. The panel of doctors representing the Medical Council on Tuesday finalised the plan...
  • President gives nod to MCI ordinance 16-05-2010 12:06 AM

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