BHARATIYA JANATA Party MP Yogi Adityanath has demanded to put an end to the alleged arbitrary attitude of the Union Health and Family Welfare department and the Medical Council of India. Raising the issue of de-recognition of postgraduate degrees in half a dozen courses of BRD Medical College by the Medical Council of India (MCI), Adityanath demanded that the Union government should intervene in the matter as the medical college was the lifeline for the people of eastern UP and catered to the medical need of around seven crore population.
He said de-recognition of the PG course had not only spoilt the future of students, it would also adversely affect the health system in the region. He raised the issue of spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and other viruses claiming lives of innocent children in the region.
Criticising the MCI attitude, Adityanath said the council was biased and de-recognition of the courses run by the department even though all requirements had been fulfilled was a glaring example of the step motherly treatment being meted out to the medical college by the MCI. Adityanath said if the medical college did not fulfill the norms set by the MCI it was not people’s fault and they should not be punished for it. Adityanath said the apathetic attitude of the State government was responsible for the deplorable condition of BRD Medical College.
He said that the suggestions of the MCI should not be accepted and the appointment of teachers and para-medical staff as per required MCI should be ensured in the medical college.