37 Indian medical colleges report irregularities

Category: Higher Education,  News Source: The Economic Times,  Updated-On: Aug 10 2011

New Delhi, Aug 9: As many as 37 Indian medical colleges, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, reported irregularities/malfunctioning in the past three years, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.


In a written reply, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the central government has received 37 complaints regarding malfunctioning/irregularities against some medical colleges in the country between 2008 to till date.


Complaints were received against seven medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh and five each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


Similarly, three cases each were reported from Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka.


The others were - Tamil Nadu (two medical colleges), Maharashtra (2), Kerala (2) and Pondicherry (1).


Azad said that they are reforming the current system.


".. the central government has proposed to set up a National Council of Human Resource in health as an overarching regulatory for health sector," he said.


The council will coordinate all aspects of medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and paramedical education in the country. (IANS)

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