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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna campus(HT FIle Photo)

AIIMS-Patna flouts SC order on signing of lab reports

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 11:32 AM IST
The SC had on December 12, 2017 ratified the stand of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and ruled that laboratory report could be countersigned only by a registered medical practitioner with a postgraduate qualification in pathology.
The recruitment of teachers in Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad Medical Colleges will begin through societies after the state cabinet’s approval, an official said.(HT file)
The recruitment of teachers in Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad Medical Colleges will begin through societies after the state cabinet’s approval, an official said.(HT file)

Societies to conduct recruitment test for 5 new medical colleges

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 05:30 PM IST
The medical education department has decided to constitute societies to conduct recruitment test to expedite the appointment of teachers in five new medical colleges.
Registration for NEET PG 2019 has started. Visit the official website of NBE to apply(HT File Photo)
Registration for NEET PG 2019 has started. Visit the official website of NBE to apply(HT File Photo)

NEET PG 2019: Online registration begins @ nbe.edu.in, here’s how to apply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 12:02 PM IST
The last date to register is November 22. The examination will be conducted on January 6, 2019 and the result will be declared on January 31.
MCI was dissolved in September, amid corruption charges.(HT File Photo)
MCI was dissolved in September, amid corruption charges.(HT File Photo)

Health ministry to create a corpus of senior faculty to assist MCI Board of Governors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Creating a separate and independent corpus for college assessment aims at ensuring complete transparency, in the wake of controversies about a strong nexus between the Medical Council of India and private medical colleges over issue of licences. Amid corruption charges, the government dissolved the MCI last month.
The Medical Council of India building in New Delhi.(Reuters)
The Medical Council of India building in New Delhi.(Reuters)

Medical Council of India dissolved, replaced with Board of Governors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:02 AM IST
The Board of Governors has been appointed for one year, and will be the sole decision-making body till the NMC Bill, 2017 is cleared in Parliament
The Medical Council of India building in New Delhi.(Reuters)
The Medical Council of India building in New Delhi.(Reuters)

Ordinance cleared to set up committee to run Medical Council of India: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Arun Jaitley said professionals of great eminence will be part of the committee.
The Supreme Court has sought assistance from Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and non-executive chairman of tech giant Infosys and former head of the Aadhaar project, and IT companies to give technological solutions for disputes that arise during inspections of various private medical colleges by the Medical Council of India.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court has sought assistance from Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and non-executive chairman of tech giant Infosys and former head of the Aadhaar project, and IT companies to give technological solutions for disputes that arise during inspections of various private medical colleges by the Medical Council of India.(HT File Photo)

SC seeks Nilekani’s assistance in MCI case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:13 PM IST
As per the order, MCI shall convene a meeting with Nilekani and Sibal within a period of 15 days. Any lawyer who is associated with the matter can also attend the meeting to be chaired by Kapil Sibal.
The vice-chairperson of federal think tank Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar, Tuesday said conflict of interest in public policy is rampant and prevalent at all levels in the country.(PTI File Photo)
The vice-chairperson of federal think tank Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar, Tuesday said conflict of interest in public policy is rampant and prevalent at all levels in the country.(PTI File Photo)

Conflict of interest is rampant in public policy, says Niti Aayog vice-chairperson

Hinduastan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Niti Aayog vice-chairman was citing the pending bill on National Medical Commission (NMC), which is expected to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), as a case in point.
Following a Central Information Commission order in June asking the Ayush ministry “to clarify upon the issue of entitlement and extent of practitioner of India system of medicine to perform surgeries lawfully”, the ministry said surgeries were a part of Ayurveda curriculum.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Following a Central Information Commission order in June asking the Ayush ministry “to clarify upon the issue of entitlement and extent of practitioner of India system of medicine to perform surgeries lawfully”, the ministry said surgeries were a part of Ayurveda curriculum.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ayurveda doctors can’t do surgery in hospitals, says Medical Council of India

UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 11:10 PM IST
At Banaras Hindu University, the hub for Ayurveda medicine, vaids are trained to perform routine surgeries.
To overcome the shortage of teachers in medical colleges, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has increased the professor-student ratio from 1:2 to 1:3 for post graduate (PG) courses in all medical colleges from the 2018-19 academic session.(HT/Picture for representation)
To overcome the shortage of teachers in medical colleges, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has increased the professor-student ratio from 1:2 to 1:3 for post graduate (PG) courses in all medical colleges from the 2018-19 academic session.(HT/Picture for representation)

Teacher-student ratio increases for post graduate courses in medical colleges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Colleges running for at least 15 years with a post graduate programme for 10 years, and have had their post graduate licence valid for five years renewed at least once, can apply for increasing seats.
The Medical Council of India will begin installing CCTV cameras in classrooms, laboratories and out-patient departments (OPDs) of all medical colleges and associated hospitals by the end of this month as part of measures to weed out “ghost” and absent faculty.(Manoj Kumar/HT Photo for Representation)
The Medical Council of India will begin installing CCTV cameras in classrooms, laboratories and out-patient departments (OPDs) of all medical colleges and associated hospitals by the end of this month as part of measures to weed out “ghost” and absent faculty.(Manoj Kumar/HT Photo for Representation)

After biometrics failed, MCI to use CCTVs to track faculty attendance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The installation of cameras will be done in phases, and is expected to be completed in all 497 colleges by the year-end. The footage will be tracked real-time from a monitoring cell in Delhi.
In 2012, the MCI had relaxed the norms for urban cities with a population of 25 lakh or more.(PTI File Photo)
In 2012, the MCI had relaxed the norms for urban cities with a population of 25 lakh or more.(PTI File Photo)

Government allows medical colleges in states, UT capitals to be built as high-rises

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 07:24 AM IST
The Medical Council of India has made amendments to the Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999, lowering the minimum land requirement for construction of medical colleges in all state and UT capitals.
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)

Re-examine provisions of the draft higher education commission bill

By C Raj Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 11:10 AM IST
One of the less discussed aspects of reforms in the regulation of higher education relates to the under representation of the states in higher education policy making. The principles of federalism demands that states need to be involved in all aspects of policy making, regulation and governance of higher education institutions.
The Medical Council of India has confirmed that it will soon create an animal-free curriculum for graduate, post-graduate courses.(Photo: AFP)
The Medical Council of India has confirmed that it will soon create an animal-free curriculum for graduate, post-graduate courses.(Photo: AFP)

Animals will not be used or killed for course research soon

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Medical Council of India works on animal-free curriculum for graduate and post-graduate courses.
Admitting the plea moved by A Sarandev, who was denied a seat in the institute, Justice K Kalayanasundaram directed the MCI and JIPMER to file their responses by June 26.(PTI File Photo)
Admitting the plea moved by A Sarandev, who was denied a seat in the institute, Justice K Kalayanasundaram directed the MCI and JIPMER to file their responses by June 26.(PTI File Photo)

Madras High Court issues notice to MCI, JIPMER

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Madras HC issued a notice to the Medical Council of India and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research on a plea seeking a direction to the institute not to allot seats reserved for ‘Puducherry Scheduled Community’ (P-SC) to non-Puducherry SC students.
Earlier this month, CBSE released the answer key and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets along with students’ marked answers.(Pic for representation/HT)
Earlier this month, CBSE released the answer key and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets along with students’ marked answers.(Pic for representation/HT)

NEET results for medical, dental on June 5

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:05 AM IST
4,500 seats are available for undergraduate medical and dental aspirants
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Vacant private medical college seats can be filled as per NEET merit list: Supreme Court

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 07:17 PM IST
The Medical Council of India said that almost 41.95 per cent of PG medical seats for academic year 2018-2019 in private unaided medical colleges in the state have remained vacant.
Blood tests for the RTI applicant showed he has two blood types — B positive and B negative.(HT/Photo for representation)
Blood tests for the RTI applicant showed he has two blood types — B positive and B negative.(HT/Photo for representation)

What’s my blood group, man asks in RTI to Medical Council of India

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 07:09 PM IST
Rahul Chitra filed a RTI application regarding his blood group addressed to the Medical Council of India after tests conducted at different government and private hospitals gave “different results” about his blood group.
Out of these new seats, 100 are at the Government Medical College, Jalgaon, and another 150 will be available at the Armed Force Medical College, Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Out of these new seats, 100 are at the Government Medical College, Jalgaon, and another 150 will be available at the Armed Force Medical College, Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Medical, dental aspirants in Maharashtra to get more seats soon

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:32 AM IST
Close to 250 seats out of these will be available in the state
As per the Medical Council of India(MCI) norms, the post-graduate medical student is entitled to receive a specified amount as stipend. (HT representational photo)
As per the Medical Council of India(MCI) norms, the post-graduate medical student is entitled to receive a specified amount as stipend. (HT representational photo)

State fee regulating authority directive: No bank guarantee for medical admissions

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Private medical colleges have been told that no amount other than first-year fees can be collected for post graduate medical courses.
Dr Virendar Sarwal
Dr Virendar Sarwal

Cardiac surgeon alleges unethical practice at Max Super Speciality Hospital

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Says patients, including those from ECHS, charged Rs 15,000 for being referred for surgery; moves court after services terminated
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje addresses people at the foundation laying ceremony of the Bharat Vikas Institute of Medical Sciences and Cancer Hospital in Kota on Friday.(AH Zaidi/HT)
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje addresses people at the foundation laying ceremony of the Bharat Vikas Institute of Medical Sciences and Cancer Hospital in Kota on Friday.(AH Zaidi/HT)

MCI nod to 5 new govt medical colleges in Rajasthan: Raje

Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:23 PM IST
The Medical Council of India has given approval for establishment of five government medical colleges in Rajasthan, revealed chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday
Schoolchildren hold placards as they take part in a tuberculosis awareness campaign at a railway station in Chennai. An estimated 1,47,000 people suffer from multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB in India.(AFP File Photo)
Schoolchildren hold placards as they take part in a tuberculosis awareness campaign at a railway station in Chennai. An estimated 1,47,000 people suffer from multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB in India.(AFP File Photo)

Soon, medical colleges may need drug-resistant TB centres to get recognised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:19 AM IST
The government has proposed making drug-resistant tuberculosis centres mandatory for a medical college to get recognition. The move is aimed at ensuring that patients have access to a facility nearby, correct diagnosis is made and appropriate treatment is started in time.
The doctors, Suryanarayan Murthy and Vajja Nagaraju, were arrested on Friday before getting bail.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)
The doctors, Suryanarayan Murthy and Vajja Nagaraju, were arrested on Friday before getting bail.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)

Fortis negligence case: Complainant says will fight till justice is done

hindustan times | By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:45 PM IST
Mukesh Ghai, the complainant, accused four Fortis doctors of delaying medication for his wife, resulting in her death
This is the first time the health ministry has warned of legal action, including forfeiting the security deposit and become ineligible for counselling from second round onwards.(HT File Photo)
This is the first time the health ministry has warned of legal action, including forfeiting the security deposit and become ineligible for counselling from second round onwards.(HT File Photo)

Govt to take legal action against MBBS students taking money to block PG seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The ministry is tracking the more than 1,000 students who have not joined after being allotted colleges in the first round of counselling that was held between March 17 and April 5.
Hundreds of students, who were allotted seats in private medical institutes, were sent back without confirmation of admission.(Pic for representation)
Hundreds of students, who were allotted seats in private medical institutes, were sent back without confirmation of admission.(Pic for representation)

PG admission chaos: Private medical colleges in Maharashtra deny seats to students

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Institutes say this happened because MH-CET cell released seat allotment list despite their opposition
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit on Thursday stayed the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Ordinance of 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit on Thursday stayed the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Ordinance of 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)

SC stays ordinance on medical admissions to two Kerala colleges

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 08:25 PM IST
SC has rapped the Kerala government for promulgating an ordinance nullifying its last year’s order freezing illegal admissions to two medical colleges in the state and stayed its operation.
India has about 38,000 post- graduate seats for about 68,000 MBBS graduates who come out of medical college every year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
India has about 38,000 post- graduate seats for about 68,000 MBBS graduates who come out of medical college every year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

All medical colleges must have postgraduate courses in 3 years: Govt

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Colleges that fail to do this will lose their recognition.
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