Shetty's offer to quit MCI board turned down

"I have requested that I may not be able to continue. I have spoken to my colleagues...But as they did not want me to leave, I dropped the plan," Shetty told PTI.
Shetty's offer was turned down by other members of the board as well as the chairperson.

The Union Cabinet has extended the term of the board of doctors governing the Medical Council of India (MCI) by a year. The tenure of the current MCI board, headed by medical researcher and liver specialist Dr S K Sarin, will come to an end on May 14.

The Union Health Ministry, however, is yet to take a decision on whether the same members would be retained or new members would be introduced to govern the board.
The present board had been formed through an ordinance last year after then MCI Chairperson Ketan Desai was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs two crore.

Shetty is the founder of 'Narayana Hrudayalaya' in Bangalore, which was started in the year 2001, under the aegis of the Asian Heart Foundation (AHF).

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