News: Federation flays Pondy Administration

Puducherry, Friday, May 06, 2011: The Federation for People’s Rights said that the territorial administration should shoulder full responsibility for the Medical Council of India (MCI) denying permission for the second batch of MBBS in the Government Medical College here.

In a statement here, Federation Secretary G Sugumaran said the government should release a white paper on the issue.

It may be noted that MCI Joint Secretary Dr Davinder Kumar in a communication to the Principal of the Government Medical College had informed that the MCI had decided not to renew permission for admission of 2nd batch of MBBS students for 2011-12 at the Government Medical College as the infrastructure and teaching faculty were inadequate and equipments deficient, among other things.

Mr Sugumaran said because of the order of MCI the dream of 150 poor students to become doctor was shattered. In the seven private medical colleges, the government had failed to get 50 per cent seats resulting in huge payment to obtain seats, which was beyond the reach of poor students.

The present situation would benefit the private medical colleges here and it was doubted that the government was making efforts to close down the Government Medical College for the benefit of private colleges, he charged.

”It is ridiculous that Chief Minister V Vaithilingam had announced the setting up of another medcial college in Karaikal,” he said.

The government should take immediate steps to obtain approval from MCI and start MBBS course this year, failing which the federation would mobilise peoples’ strength and organise agitations, he cautioned.

UNI / 06.05.2011

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