Reform of medical education required: Azad
New Delhi: Medical education in the country needs to be reformed to enable its regulator to function in a "fair and objective manner", Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
"Our first and immediate concern should be to restore the credibility of the MCI (Medical Council of India) and to enable (it) to function in a fair and objective manner and also to restore the confidence of those involved in medical education in the country," Azad said in the Rajya Sabha.
He was responding to a calling attention motion on the irregularities in the functioning on the MCI in giving approval to medical colleges.
"The government is examining several possible avenues to achieve these objectives taking into account both the present legal status as well as those essential elements of reform that would be necessary," he added.