IMA opposes abrogation of MCI

IMA opposes abrogation of MCI

He demanded the Union Government to withdraw this decision and conduct election for selection of new office-bearers to MCI.

He was addressing the protesters in Hassan on Saturday at the nationwide protest call convened by Indian Medical Association demanding for revival of MCI.

The IMA welcomes the Union Government decision for dismissal of former chairman of MCI on charges of corruption, but it is not a wise decision to abrogate the MCI and hold the whole MCI board responsible for corruption.

He urged selection that new team be selected for MCI by dismissing corrupt members.

Bachelor course

In his address, Dr Nagaraj opposed the Union Government granting permission to start a course in Bachelor in Rural Medical Practitioner in Medical Education Institutions exclusively to make them to work in rural areas in the nation.

 “How can the they treat the patients without studying the anatomy of the human beings in this three- and- half- years course? There will do more harm to patients than help. Instead, the government should make MBBS holders work compulsorily in rural areas for the certain period of time,” he added. 

Denying the allegations of MBBS degree holders that they are not ready to work in rural areas, Dr Nagaraj said the the government must provide basic amenities for doctors working in rural areas.

The Government must take steps for construction of good hospital with adequate staff and lab facility.The policy makers must make it compulsory for all medical course graduates to work in rural areas before awarding degrees.

Dr S C Kiran, Dr Rangalakshmi and others were present.

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