SC cancels 150 medical admissions to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University in Bhopal

The top court’s order comes close on the heels of similar directive passed by another bench which had cancelled 150 MBBS admissions in a Lucknow medical college because of poor facilities

india Updated: Dec 16, 2017 21:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The court said there was a deficiency in the university’s facilities as well as a sub-optimal faculty-to-student ratio.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

The Supreme Court has cancelled admission of 150 medical students in the Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University in Bhopal citing poor facilities and ordered a probe into allegations that the private institute used fake patients to get the Medical Council of India’s approval.

The top court, however, asked the Madhya Pradesh government to accommodate the students in different medical colleges in the state according to their merit.

“The MCI inspection report suggests a clear deficiency in the functioning (of the hospital attached to the college); a report regarding the blood bank shows that a number of units dispensed in a day is zero unit on the day of the inspection in a hospital which has 410 beds,” a bench of justices SA Bobde and L Nageshwar Rao said in its order passed on Thursday.

The court also took exception to the absence of faculty in the medical college, “which was sought to be explained by the college by presenting to the MCI a document that five faculty members and one resident (doctor) were summoned to the police station in some case strangely where they were complainants in regard to a motor accident”.

The top court’s order comes close on the heels of similar directive passed by another bench which had cancelled 150 MBBS admissions in a Lucknow medical college because of poor facilities.

In the Lucknow case, the court also ordered the college to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to every student.

In the Bhopal case, the court has issued notice to the college asking why compensation should not be paid to the students.

The court also directed setting up a committee headed by a senior officer deputed by the CBI director and two doctors of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire into allegations of fake patients in an attempt to show occupancy of the college hospital.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 20:11 IST