Transfer of World Medical College MBBS students: Issue raised in Vidhan Sabha by CM
The issue of their transfer was raised in the state legislative assemble as the Haryana Chief Minister Khattar replied to a question asked regarding the issue.
The medicos have been protesting against the de-recognition of their degrees since the past 64 days. Medical Dialogues has been reporting about the case of the students.
The MBBS students pointed out that due to prevailing gross deficiencies at their medical college which led to the refusal of renewal by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The medicos, who had taken admission through counseling conducted by Pt BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, in 2016; stated that they are depressed over the fact that with the MCI's denial to the medical college, they are most likely to lose the recognition of their degrees.
Earlier, these students had written to the President, Prime Minister, Union Health Minister and Haryana CM seeking permission for euthanasia or transfer to other medical institutes in the state.
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The students alleged that the World Medical College did not only flout all the norms and guidelines for running medical colleges but on the contrary severe and serious defects had been found on the part of the Medical College during inspections being carried out by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Consequently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare debarred the Medical College for two consecutive academic years i.e. 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, with a direction not to admit any student or conduct MBBS course. The said Order was challenged by the Medical College before the Supreme Court, by filing Writ Petition which was disposed of by the apex Court with direction to MCI to inspect the Medical College.
The medicos alleged that the Medical College, despite the Order, did not allow the inspection team of MCI to inspect the College on 2 occasions and therefore was denied permission to admit any students for the MBBS course even for the academic year 2018-2019.
"Resultantly, the third renewal has also been refused to the institute by the Board of Governors of MCI (MCI BoG) it means the college does not possess minimum requirements for the study of 3′ prof. year students too," the students stated adding that the future MBBS students stand jeopardized.
Following this, the medicos approached the High Court. "The college neither has doctors to teach us nor does it have patients in its hospital," they said, adding they filed a petition in the High Court in 2018 seeking their transfer to other well-equipped colleges.
Later, the High Court directed MCI to inspect the medical college and during the visit, the MCI once again noted that the Medical College manipulated the fake faculty and ghost patients were brought by them on payment just to fabricate and manipulate to show the compliance during the inspection, the students had told Medical Dialogues team. This resultantly met that the college was once again denied permission for 2019-20
With the medical college being denied permissions constantly, the future of the existing and only batch of students admitted in the academic year 2016-2017 are greatly prejudiced and jeopardized, the MBBS students emphasized.
Meanwhile, seeing no resolution their way, the students had also resorted to an indefinite hunger strike urging the government to take action on the matter. Some of the students underwent critical condition and got hospitalized.
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Now, the matter is finally at the government's court.
During a recent Vidhan Sabha Session, Jhajjar MLA Geeta Bhukkal raised the issue of the strike by MBBS students to which the CM Manohar Lal Khattar replied that the medicos have decided not to end their agitation until they are shifted to other medical colleges, reports Tribune.
Earlier, Bhukkal had urged the CM to resolve the row by issuing an essential certificate to ensure the shifting of protesting students to other private colleges.
"The students got the admission in World College through NEET three years ago but several discrepancies have been found in the college's functioning during the MCI inspection hence shifting of the students is required to provide them justice," she added.
In his reply in Vidhan Sabha, the CM mentioned that the Health Department had been directed to shift the students to other private colleges from the new session. Since it was not possible to adjust all the students in a medical college therefore, the department had been asked to make adjustment of their MBBS seats in such medical colleges, he added.
"We had written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) regarding the issue. Now, that the MCI submitted its report, the Health Department has been asked to make arrangements of their shifting at the earliest," said the CM.
"Even though the CM has announced to accept our demand of shifting but we will not end our agitation until a written order is issued in this respect," said a protesting student.
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