Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jaring Medical College Issue: HC asks Odisha Govt to explain stand on MCI proposal

Prameya, Nov 16, 2015
Also asks the Health Secretary to depose before bench in person
MCI wants 124 affected medicos to be relocated in state-run medical colleges
State Govt wants to relocate them in three private medical colleges
Bhubaneswar: Hearing the disputed case of Kalahandi district Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College on Monday, Orissa High Court has ordered the Odisha Government to explain in writing why it is opposed to the proposal of Medical Council of India (MCI) on the vexed issue of relocating the 124 aggrieved medicos in the state-run medical colleges and has also directed the State Health Secretary to depose before the bench in person on Tuesday.
MCI wants that the 124 medicos pursuing medical courses in Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College should be relocated in the three state-run medical colleges-Cuttack SCB, Berhampur MKCG and Burla VSS.
On the contrary, State Government wants to relocate them in the three private medical colleges- SUM, KIIT, Hi-Tech-situated in the state capital city here.
Talking to PrameyaNews7 over phone on Monday, defence lawyer Pitamber Acharya said that the Orissa High Court basing on the MCI proposal has sought State Government’s explanation.
Acharya argued on behalf of the medicos that Burla-based VSS Medical College has the requisite facility to relocate those students. They can also be relocated in the rest two state-run medical colleges.
He also argued that the SUM and KIIT are deemed universities.
As per reports, the controversial Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College in Kalahandi district in western Odisha has been opened on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode by the Odisha Government and it is being run by a private trust.
The State Government has allocated Rs 10,000 crore and 27 acres of land to it.
The MCI has withdrawn its recognition citing infrastructural problems and inadequate and ineligible faculty following which the fate of 124 medicos admitted there hangs in balance for the last few months.

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