The Union Health Ministry has barred 82 medical colleges in the country after Medical Council of India (MCI) recommended it to take action against those colleges.
Various “deficiencies” in terms of inadequate infrastructure, faculty and resources, were found during inspection of these medical colleges by the MCI, the apex regulatory body for medical education in the country.
Responding to the development, a government official said, “The medical colleges have been denied permissions to admit students for the academic session 2018-19 on the basis of the recommendations of the MCI which during its inspection to the colleges observed various deficiencies in terms of inadequate infrastructure, faculty and resources among others.”
The decision will block 10,000 MBBS seats out of the total 64,000 available in 82 medical colleges (70 private and 12 government colleges), the official said.
Among colleges which were denied permission to intake fresh batch of medical students, 15 are from the Uttar Pradesh.
In February, the union cabinet had approved plans to set up 24 new government-funded medical colleges by 2021-22. It also gave nod to establish 58 others medical colleges that were to be established and attached to district hospitals by 2019.