Make a plan to transfer Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College medicos to state GMCs: HC tells govt
Raipur: In a major relief to MBBS students of Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College; the Chhattisgarh government will now get them shifted to other medical colleges in the state. The direction to this effect has been issued by the Bilaspur High Court recently in view of the petitions filed by the MBBS students.
The bench has ordered the state to come up with a scheme to shift the MBBS students to other medical colleges.
In June this year, Medical Dialogues had reported that the Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College with yearly intake of 150 MBBS seats was declared 'zero year' by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The institute failed to get the MCI approval for 2019-20 after the medical council's team inspected the medical colleges' premises and found gross deficiencies. This was the second consecutive time the medical college was denied permission
Staring at an uncertain future due to prevailing gross deficiencies at their medical college which led to the de-recognition by the MCI, the students have been approaching various governmental authorities seeking transfer to other medical colleges in a bid to save their career prospects.
Subsequently, they filed a petition with the HC on the basis of the medical college's de-recognition and MCI report.
During the hearing, the counsel appearing for the Board of Governors in super-session of Medical Council of India (MCI BoG) made a statement that unless the State Government forwards a scheme so far as accommodating the petitioners in a Medical College run by the State Government is concerned, the Medical Council as such may not be in a position to make a decision so far as accommodating the petitioners is concerned.
The counsel of petitioners had cited the recent judgement of the Supreme Court under similar circumstances where the apex court had directed the concerned state government to constitute a committee and take appropriate decision for students undergoing the MBBS course from the institution, which was subsequently de-recognised or de-registered.
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Based on the petition the single bench of Justice Sam Koshy at HC has directed the state government to form a committee and draft a scheme for transferring the aggrieved MBBS students into other medical colleges.
Given the said facts and circumstances of the case, let the State Government positively file their reply within a period of 10 days from today. It is ordered that the matter be listed for further hearing on 16th of October, 2019.
The State Government is expected to take a positive decision keeping in view the aforesaid judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of "Sourabh Brala" (supra).
The State counsel is also expected to serve the copy of the reply in advance to the counsel for the Medical Council of India so that he can seek necessary instructions on the reply and the stand of the State Government.