Medical Council

  • CBI busts medical racket selling MCI licence to Chinese degree holders 25-03-2014 06:13 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play 26-02-2014 09:47 AM

    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 12-02-2014 08:29 PM

    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...
  • PMT scam: HC issues notices to MCI, Centre on CBI probe plea 13-08-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • News briefs: New academic session at KGMU begins 02-08-2013 11:41 PM

    The new academic session of King Georges 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...
  • Madras High Court upholds Medical Council of India order 26-07-2013 06:40 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • SC verdict on medical college admissions gets mixed response 18-07-2013 02:21 PM

    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 18-07-2013 12:17 PM

    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...
  • SC to give final verdict on medical eligibility and entrance examination today 18-07-2013 08:06 AM

    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...
  • Mauritius seeks India's help for screening medical students 25-06-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet gives its nod to ordinance for elected MCI body 16-05-2013 09:40 PM

    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...
  • Medical seats for sale: MCI asks CBI to conduct probe 26-04-2013 06:09 PM

    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 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...
  • Medical seats on sale: Will the conspiracy of silence ever end? 04-04-2013 11:52 PM

    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 04-04-2013 01:04 PM

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Justice for Kapali: Death by Med Negligence? 19-11-2011 08:06 PM

    Kapali died during child birth. The hospital claims it was due to a reaction. Her husband Parikshit suspects foul play. ...
  • CJ: no action in K'taka medical negligence case 07-11-2011 01:27 PM

    Bangalore: A year after a case of alleged medical negligence in Karnataka's Santosh Hospital where a woman died in the operation theatre, there has still been no action. The Karnataka Medical Council has refused to suspend the doctors even though the CID has chargesheeted the medical staff. Kapali Patne, 35,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Medical entrance in India faces a test 21-01-2011 04:17 PM

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