Shimla: The Maharishi Markendeshwar Medical College and Hospital (MMMCH), Solan, has suffered a setback with the Himachal Pradesh High Court dismissing the petition filed by it for amendments to the HP Private Medical Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act, 2006, on Tuesday.
The division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan in their 42 page judgement stated, “While the Medical Council of India (MCI) has been assigned the paramount role of according recognition, the affiliation is best left to the state government/ university/examining body.”
“We find no merit in this petition and the same is accordingly dismissed along with all applications leaving the parties to bear their own costs,” the order said.
The petitioner had sought striking down the amendments to sections 3(6), 3(6)(a) and 3(6)(b) of the HP Private Medical Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act, 2006 as amended vide Amendment Act No.24 of 2015 as null and void being wholly arbitrary, grossly mala fide, in contravention of the law settled by the Supreme Court and in naked breach of the fundamental rights of the petitioners.
It sought issuing of orders of appropriate nature that MMMCH or any other intuition of medical streams which may be started by petitioners be governed by the MMU (Establishment and Regulation) Act.
Established in 2003, M. M. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research is the first self financing private Medical Institution in the State of Haryana,The Medical Institute offers both under graduate (MBBS) and post graduate (MD/ MS) courses in Medical Sciences. All these courses are duly recognized by MCI.The Institute has a hospital with 1020 beds including 830 teaching beds. The hospital has intensive care units, equipped with all resuscitation and monitoring equipment.
There are special ICUs for Neonates and for Coronary Care. The hospital has well equipped Operation Theatres for all types of surgeries including Neuro Surgery, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Endoscopic Surgeries and Joint Replacement.