Medical aspirants meet union health minister over GMCH issue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014 10:11 IST

Demanding 100 MBBS seats for Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, medical aspirants and their parents, led by local MP Kirron Kher, gave representation to union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in Delhi on Monday.

Following the meet with the health minister, the medical aspirants visited Medical Council of India also. There were around 100 parents and aspirants who signed a representation and submitted it to the minister and the council.

Significantly, GMCH had moved an application with the MCI to allow them to admit 100 MBBS students. But the MCI refused the college and only 50 MBBS students were allowed.

Parents of medical aspirants alleged that the MCI was not fair with the government colleges, as despite having quality infrastructure, they were not being given required number of MBBS seats.

On the other hand, private colleges, despite having several discrepancies, are allowed to admit a large number of students.

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