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Indian Medical Association opposes MCI's dissolution

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the national body of medical professionals, has opposed the dissolution of Medical Council of India (MCI).

india Updated: May 15, 2010 19:04 IST
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the national body of medical professionals, has opposed the dissolution of Medical Council of India (MCI).

"Centre's decision to dissolve the Medical Council of India and replacing it with a panel is highly objectionable," IMA's national president Dr G Samaram said in a press release in New Delhi Saturday.

He said this step is "highly dangerous" and may damage the standards of medical education and medical colleges.

He also feared that this may lead to politicisation of education in the country.

Samaram said that instead of scrapping the entire body, the person in question should be punished.

Meanwhile, President Pratibha Patil on Saturday gave her assent to an ordinance dissolving scam-tainted MCI and replace it with a seven-member panel of eminent doctors.

First Published: May 15, 2010 19:02 IST