More than half the docs in state fail to renew their licences

More than half the docs in state fail to renew their licences
More than half the doctors registered with the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) have not renewed their licences within the deadline. With June 30 being the last date for doctors to renew their practice licence, only 35,000 of the 91,000 doctors have renewed their licences with KMC.

“The Indian Medical Registry will publish the present list of 35,000 doctors who have renewed their licences with KMC,” said Dr H Veerabhadrappa, president of KMC.

He said that around 20,000 doctors have left the state to practise in other states and around 10,000 doctors have left the country to serve abroad while some senior doctors may have died.

Based on a directive by the Medical Council of India in May 2016, the KMC has made it mandatory for doctors to collect 30 credit points to be eligible for renewal of licence.

These have to be earned by attending workshops and seminars as part of the continuing medical education (CME) programme.

The doctors should renew their licence once in five years to continue practising under the Karnataka Medical Council.

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