IMA members protest against dissolution of MCI

Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday held a protest here against the dissolution of the Medical Council of India and other regulations with regard to medical education in the country.

Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 22:39 PM IST

Noida: Members of the Indian Medical
Association (IMA) on Saturday held a protest here against the
dissolution of the Medical Council of India and other
regulations with regard to medical education in the country.
The members also demanded that the Government
immediately restore the MCI and opposed the proposed
introduction of Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRMC)
graduates in districts hospitals. They alleged that this will
produce "half baked practitioners of modern medicine."

The protesters alleged that the Clinical Establishment
(Regulation and Registration) Act 2010 will lead to licence
raj and will have negative impact on the vibrant health
sector.
"If few persons are corrupt then action against the
concerned person should be taken and not dissolve the
organisation. On this basis when corrupt officers are caught
then whole department or government should resign," the
association said in a release.

Government had dissolved the MCI in May after its
chief Ketan Desai was arrested in a corruption case.

PTI