MCI not following inspection rules for medical colleges: CAG
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Last Updated: Friday, December 10, 2010, 22:09
New Delhi: The country's medical education regulator, Medical Council of India, did not adhere to the inspection rules of medical colleges as 89 per cent of them were not surveyed within the mandatory five-year period, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out.

The auditor pointed out that prestigious the Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi was inspected after a gap of 14 years while S N Medical College in Agra and MLN Medical College in Allahabad were inspected by the Council after an interval of 12 years.

In its performance audit report, the CAG slammed the MCI for not drawing any schedule for periodical inspection of each medical college though its norms provided for such inspection once in every five years.

The audit revealed that the Council did not adhere to its norms of periodical inspection of recognised medical colleges once in a block of five years in 56 out of 63 institutions, abut 89 per cent, periodically inspected by it during 2004-05 to 2008-09.

The report also spoke of the failure of the Council to achieve its principal objective of maintenance of uniform standards of medical education.

"This may also result in adverse effect on the delivery of public health services in the country," it said.

The audit was conducted between June 8 to September 25, 2009 and covered 71 new medical colleges established between 2004-05 to 2008-09. It also covered examination of records of all 63 medical colleges inspected by the Council.


First Published: Friday, December 10, 2010, 22:09

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