New Delhi: Caught by the Delhi Medical Council of India (DMC), 52 MBBS students have been denied medical registration numbers by it, as they have been discovered to be in possession of forged medical internship certificates.
This is the first occasion that the DMC has released a long list of medical students with bogus internship certificates.
The Delhi Medical Council, Registrar, Dr. Girish Tyagi in a revelation to Mail Today said:
“This came as a shock to us. We suspect a nexus as 30 students are from Rajasthan. They had initially approached Rajasthan Medical Council and we got a tip-off from there.”
According to Council information, these students hail from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The incident has resulted in the DMC writing to the Medical Council of India (MCI) and State Medical Council for verification of internship certificates too.
All of the 52 medical students caught for forgery have been issued show cause notices. “Three students are from MCD-run Hindu Rao Medical College and Hospital and two are from Delhi-based primary healthcare center. Some are from UP’s Jaunpur district, while few are from Chattisgarh, Mehrauli,” he said.
A FIR related to the incident has also been registered by the authorities.
“If by any chance, these students with fake internship certificates, get a registration number, they can put patients’ lives at risk. During the internship, medical students get a practical training. And if they have not practiced it, then how can they provide a medical consultation to patients. This is a criminal act.” Dr Tyagi told Mail Today.