MCI need to have autonomy: Left
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Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 15:12
Chandigarh: CPI (M) on Friday favoured autonomy in the functioning of Medical Council of India (MCI) with no government intervention in the affairs of the Council.

"The government should disband the should be made accountable and there should be no government intervention in its functioning," CPI(M) central committee member Nilotpal Basu told reporters here.

He said that the standing committee of Parliament has pointed out irregularities and corruption in the functioning of the MCI around four years back.

The governance of the MCI is a concern. The regulators need to have autonomy," he said.

Basu was reacting to the Union Cabinet's reported move to reconstitute the MCI.

The Union Cabinet yesterday decided in principle to dissolve the MCI whose chief Ketan Desai was arrested by the CBI on graft charges on April 22.

The Cabinet at its meeting also decided to replace the MCI by a seven-member body of eminent doctors which will look after the functions of the MCI.


First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 15:12

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