Medical Council

  • CBI, MCI joint team conducts surprise inspection of a private medical college Yesterday

    A joint team of CBI and Medical Council of India (MCI) officials on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a private medical college to probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of seats and anomalies in basic infrastructure facilities in the college. A senior CBI official said that a 15-member team...
  • Medical Council of India to restore 6,387 medical seats July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to restore 6,387 medical seats in government colleges which were cancelled earlier this year after state governments promised to upgrade infrastructure and comply fully with the Council's guidelines. MCI chairperson Jayshreeben Mehta said all the state governments have given an undertaking that...
  • 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...
  • Man blames doctor, hospital for death of his wife during kidney transplant May 23, 2014

    A man on Friday blamed a leading private hospital and a doctor for the death of his wife last month during post-operative treatment after kidney transplant. At a press conference on Friday, Narendra R Maniar said it was the sheer negligence and incompetence of the doctor and the medical superintendent of the...
  • Indian doctors more likely to be stopped from practicing in UK: Report May 6, 2014

    London: Indian doctors are at least four times more likely to be struck off from practising in UK than medics who are trained locally, according to latest figures. According to statistics from the General Medical Council (GMC), in the past five years, 117 doctors trained in India and Pakistan have...
  • CBI busts medical racket selling MCI licence to Chinese degree holders March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday busted a major medical racket, arresting eight people, including seven doctors. According to the CBI, the illegal network headed by kingpin Jatin Jogadia gave Medical Council of India (MCI) certificates to students who got their medical degrees from China. The certificates, that allow doctors to...
  • 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...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after the Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, former health secretaries and bureaucrats have written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging foul play. The letter said, "Since we are at a loss to understand the reasons...
  • Health Secretary removed by PMO over issues with Cabinet Secretariat February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju has been removed by the PMO due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday. Desiraju has been sent to Consumer Affairs Ministry. Sources say Keshav Desiraju opposed some appointments made by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Health Minister was allegedly packing the...
  • PMT scam: HC issues notices to MCI, Centre on CBI probe plea August 13, 2013

    Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notices to union government and Medical Council of India among other bodies on a PIL seeking CBI probe into alleged scam in the conduct of state Pre-Medical Test (PMT) and cancellation of exam results. A division Bench of Justices P K...
  • News briefs: New academic session at KGMU begins August 2, 2013

    The new academic session of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) began on Thursday. The students are taken for a tour of the three departments – Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomy in the campus to acquaint them with the campus. Later the students were taken to their respective departments. Lucknow: Govt declares Bhaag...
  • Madras High Court upholds Medical Council of India order July 26, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld a recent order of Medical Council of India (MCI) refusing renewal of permission to admit students in the first year MBBS course for this academic year to Madha Medical College and Hospital at nearby Thandalam. Justice K K Sasidharan said materials available on...
  • 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 post-graduate courses in medical colleges. Top Health Ministry officials on Thursday discussed the Supreme Court order and asked...
  • SC verdict on medical college admissions gets mixed response July 18, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India does not have the jurisdiction to hold a unified examination. The verdict evoked mixed response from members of medical...
  • SC verdict on admission to medical colleges evokes mixed response July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination. While some members of the medical fraternity welcomed the judgement, others said that...
  • SC to give final verdict on medical eligibility and entrance examination today July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday is expected to deliver its final verdict on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which will decide the process for admissions into all medical and dental courses. In an interim order passed in May this year, the apex court had directed the Medical...
  • Mauritius seeks India's help for screening medical students June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising number of medical negligence cases in their hospitals, Mauritius has sought India's help to conduct screening test for its students who acquire their medical degrees abroad. The Mauritius Health Minister recently held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Ghulam Nabi Azad to know the procedure adopted...
  • Medical admissions subject to final verdict: SC June 11, 2013

    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 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,"...
  • Cabinet gives its nod to ordinance for elected MCI body May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for the issue of an ordinance to pave the way for an elected body of the apex medical regulator. The term of the Medical Council of India's Board of Governors has ended, rendering the apex medical regulator headless. Sources said the...
  • Medical seats for sale: MCI asks CBI to conduct probe April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asking for a probe into a sting operation conducted by CNN-IBN which exposed the sale of post-graduate medical seats in colleges across three states for crores of rupees. The CNN-IBN sting had...
  • Medical seats sale: CD of sting operation sent to MCI April 5, 2013

    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...
  • Medical seats on sale: Will the conspiracy of silence ever end? April 4, 2013

    A CNN-IBN sting operation exposed how medical seats are being sold in black to the highest bidder by private medical colleges in three states. ...
  • PG medical entrance test: MCI seeks more time from SC April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday sought more time from the Supreme Court to make a written submission in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) case. The Supreme Court hinted at considering extension of dateline for admission and interim order could be announced in the...
  • Maharashtra: Govt cracks down on sex determination tests March 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Even as the entire world celebrates Women's Day on March 8, there are several people in India who have no qualms in killing a girl child or aborting a female foetus. Reports of mother carrying female foetuses being forced to undergo abortion have been reported from several cities...
  • Medical aspirants desperately await SC verdict on entrance exams February 7, 2013

    Bangalore/New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court's verdict on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical and dental courses is awaited, private colleges have started conducting their own entrance exams. Caught in the middle of the Centre versus state tussle are thousands of students who have no idea what the...
  • 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 CNN-IBN, have raised serious questions against the present Chairman of the Council, Dr Dibyendu Majumdar. This is clearly not the first time when the Dental...
  • Major drop in Indian doctors coming to UK: Report September 19, 2012

    London: A large number of Indian doctors have trained and worked in the UK over the decades, but latest figures show that their numbers have dropped sharply, reflecting tighter immigration controls and better career choices in India. A report released by the General Medical Council (GMC) on Tuesday revealed that...
  • More govt medical colleges should come up: Cardiologist July 18, 2012

    Cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty says that lack of good government colleges in the country is the root cause of all corruption in the medical field. ...
  • MCI allowing sub-standard medical colleges: CBI July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, it has been found that several sub-standard 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)...