MCI scam: CBI searches premises of former OSD to Ramadoss

CBI conducted searches at the residential premises of DS Moorthy, former OSD to the then Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, in connection with alleged irregularities in granting permission to a pvt medical college by MCI.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 22:11 PM IST

Chennai/New Delhi: The CBI on Monday conducted
searches at the residential premises of D S Moorthy, former
Officer on Special Duty to the then Union Health Minister
Anbumani Ramadoss, in connection with alleged irregularities
in granting permission to a private medical college by Medical
Council of India.

A team of four CBI officials from Delhi searched the
house of Moorthy in Chennai in the connection with a case
registered against Indore-based Index Medical College which
had allegedly forged records to re-start the admission process
stopped by the Union Health Ministry, official sources said.
Last year, the CBI had registered a case under various
sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC against
Dr D K Gupta and Dr J S Dhupia of Safdarjung Hospital here and
Index Medical College.
It is alleged that in the year 2008, the Medical Council
of India refused permission to the college for admissions for
its second batch. The college had then approached Supreme
Court which asked both MCI and Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare to conduct the inspection of the college afresh and
inform the court on September 26, 2008.

Accordingly, the inspection report given by the MCI
inspectors again showed deficiencies in the infrastructure of
the college, especially the manpower. However, the Ministry
had constituted a team of two doctors from Safdarjung
Hospital, which conducted inspection on September 25, the CBI
had alleged.

PTI