Modi, Congress & Mulayam helping Dr Ketan Desai's re-entry into MCI: AAP

According to AAP, Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party have joined hands in Dr Ketan Desai's endeavor to enter MCI yet again

 

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) has accused Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) providing patronage to Dr Ketan Desai, the former chief of Medical Council of India (MCI). According to AAP, despite the ongoing criminal cases pending against Dr Desai, these parties are helping him to gain re-entry in the MCI, which oversees medical education in the country.

 

"Such is the strength of this medical mafia (Dr Desai), the ideological differences have been set aside by these political parties and everyone has come together in support of this known corrupt person which is part of their one common principle - corruption and patronage to the corrupt. They have thus displayed their complete contempt for medical education in India and thus jeopardising the entire healthcare system in India," AAP said in a release.

 

AAP alleged that in October 2013, the Gujarat University, at the behest of Narendra Modi-led BJP government, nominated Dr Desai as a member of the MCI despite two cases pending against him in the court of law.

 

AAP also flayed Congress leader and union health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, for unfairly transferring health secretary Keshav Desiraju for the simple reason that he resisted the Congress and BJP facilitated return of Dr Desai to the helm of MCI.

 

AAP also released copies of a letter written to Azad by Mulayam Singh Yadav in December 2013 taking up Dr Desai’s case saying that he was found clean in five out of seven cases against him, and there was a stay in another case.

 

In 2012, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a charge sheet against Dr Desai for allegedly taking bribe from the management of a Patiala-based private medical college. He was also arrested later. In 2001, the Delhi High Court had removed Desai as MCI president on charges of 'misuse of office'.

 

After the arrest of Dr Desai in April 2010, MCI was dissolved by the government and a board of governors managed the affairs of the Council for three and half years. However the MCI was again restored in early November 2013 by the government ignoring its earlier commitment in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to establish an overarching body called National Commission for Human Resources for Health (NCHRH), the AAP alleged.

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AGRWL

3 years ago

People for betterment of
Foreign Medical Graduates
President: R K Agrawal,
231, Lalbaug, Morbi-2
Gujarat

To,
The health minister,
Ministery of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt of india,
New Delhi

Sub:-Plight of Foreign Medical Graduates of India & ways to improve supply of competent doctors in India, while eliminating all types of incompetent doctors
R/sir,

Thousands of meritorious youth of mother India, who could not afford Crores of Donation in Pvt. Medical colleges, & could not get meagrely available Govt. seats but still determined to pursue this noble profession of medicine, go abroad for economical medical education.
But on return, they are being discriminated in the name of screening test by the Medical Council of India, in collusion with National Board of Medical examination, & Govt. of India. A glance at the pass percentage of screening tests (just 15% to 30% with an average of 20%) will reveal the amount of discrimination being meted out by MCI to these graduates.
I do not buy MCI’s argument that medical education all over the world is not up to Indian standards as justification for such a low pass percentage over such a long period. If their education is so poor, how come they have much better healthcare system than India has. And if 80% foreign graduates are indeed not worthy, why not ban foreign medical education completely? Why waste our youth & financial resources for such a worthless education & spoil life of 80% students who could have been productively used in other fields of life for the benefit of mother india?
However, the fact of the matter is that such discriminatorily low passing percentage is deliberately kept to incite fear psychosis in the minds of students, so that they do not go abroad & ultimately fall pray to Pvt. Medical Colleges to cough up Crores in Donation. As the fear increases, demand for these seats increases, & as the demand increases, the donation amount increases. Part of this donation goes to MCI bosses is no more a secrete. MCI bosses become wealthy, the dens of corruption flourish, but, mother india suffers. Artificial shortage of doctors is created. Rural population falls pray to quacks, thus our National Health parameters decreases, & mother India becomes sick.
Scores of Pvt. medical colleges openly auction their seats in crores, & pass their students from their own Pvt universities by taking crores again. We know how their faculties & facilities are checked by MCI, which exist only on paper. However, the quality of students admitted & the quality of Doctors produced is nowhere checked even on paper by any Govt. agency. They all are blanketly stamped competent without any scrutiny because corrupt officials get their share of Donation.
Has MCI ever checked the standard of these Pvt. Medical College students by subjecting them to such a test?
Is it not possible that MCI is asking for some alien standards from foreign medical college students, which its own Pvt. Medical College graduates do not possess?
The solution to this problem lies in subjecting both foreign medical graduates as well as Pvt. Medical College graduates to a uniform licentiate examination to know if they all have minimum basic knowledge before stamping them competent & allowing them to play with our life. There will be several benefits to mother india & the only loosers will be corrupt officials & Pvt. Medical College mafia, as explained below.
1.There will be no discrimination against anyone as all are subjected to the same test. As the fear psychosis will eliminate, more & more students will go abroad for economical medical education thus increasing supply of Doctors which ailing mother india badly needs, without any burden on Govt. resourses, & without compromising on standards.
2.Increased supply of quality Doctors will improve the health parameters of ailing mother India. India will be gradually viewed as a healthy country.
3. All incompetent doctors, whether Foreign medical college gradutes or Pvt. Medical college graduates will not be able to get in to the system, thus reducing medical negligence, which will be again beneficial to ailing mother India.
4. Only losers will be corrupt officials & private medical mafia making crores by auctioning their seats, & still gving sub standard education, as demand for their seats will be greatly reduced as now students will have the choice of economical education without fear of discrimination. But, the benefit to mother India will be that healthcare will be free of corruption, money power & vested interests, which in turn will reduce the overall cost of healthcare, & promote competence, as Pvt. Medical Colleges will have no choice but to improve their standards.
The proof of validity of above argument will lie in the fact that the only opposition you will face is from corrupt officials, the Pvt. Medical college mafia & the existing students of such colleges. Opposition from existing students of Pvt. Medical colleges can be overcome by not making these rules applicable to existing students. Those left will be corrupt officials & Pvt. Medical college Mafia as they will loose the maximum.
But, Mother india will get a lot. Corruption from healthcare will reduce, overall cost of healthcare will reduce, medical negligence will reduce, healthcare will be greatly improved, with increased supply of quality doctors & mother india will no more be ailing.
If all these need legislative changes, taking a long time, in the short run we can atleast reduce the discrimination meted out to Foreign Medical College Graduates by not subjecting them to some alien standards of test which our own Pvt. Medical Colleges do not possess, by subjecting a sample of such Pvt Medical College doctors to this test on voluntary basis for study purpose only to find out if the standard expected are indeed those possessed by Indian Pvt. Medical College Graduates. Since, all these Pvt. Medical college graduates are blanketly stamped competent, they all must easily pass this test. Or, it will prove that blanket stamping of Pvt. Medical college graduates as competent is indeed money driven & not merit driven, which is detrimental to health of Mother India in more than one way as explained above. This will reduce some discrimination in short run, will result in increased supply of quality doctors, as fear of subjecting them to some alien standards will be removed & Govt. will come to know the actual standards of such Pvt. Medical College Graduates. However, to get the real picture all this exercise should be undertaken by an independent body free from the influence of MCI as this will also expose how these Pvt. Medical Colleges were recognised by MCI, which is the main culprit.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(R K Agrawal)
Copy to:
1. Prime Minister of India, sh. Narendra bhai Modi, New Delhi
2. National Board of Examination, New Delhi
Medical Council of India, New Delhi

AGRWL

3 years ago

NEED FOR COMMON LICENTIATE EXAM
SCRES OF PVT MEDICAL COLLEGES WERE RECOGNIZED BY KETAN DESAI ON THE BASIS OF CORRUPTION. THEIR FACILITIES AND FACULTY EXIST ONLY ON PAPER. THEY OPENLY ADVERTISE IN NEWS PAPERS ON DAILY BASIS THEIR RATES FOR ADMISSION AND FOR PASSING THEM FROM THEIR OWN PVT UNIVERSITIES. NOWHERE QUALITY OF STUDENT ADMITTED OR QUALITY OF DOCTOR PRODUCED IS CHECKED BY GOVT. THESE DUBIOUS DOCTORS MAY CAUSE MAJOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. IT IS HIGH TIME GOVT ADMINISTER LICENTIATE EXAM TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE BASIC MINIMUM KNOWLEGE BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE. OR DOES GOVT CONSIDER CITIZENS AS GUNIA PIGS ?

AGRWL

3 years ago

SCORES OF PVT MEDICAL COLLEGES RECOGNISED BY CORRUPTION ADMIT STUDENTS TAKING CRORES AND PASSING THEM FROM THEIR OWN PVT UNIVERSITIES BY TAKING CRORES AGAIN. NO WHERE QUALITY OF DOCTOR PRODUCED IS CHECKED. IY IS HIGH TIME GOVT ADMINISTER LICENTIATE EXAM BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE

P b Sarma

3 years ago

This proves that mainstream political parties are abetting the corrupt people on the sidelines and cheating the electorate with their pretentious.Modi should learn a lot from the sufferings of Dr Manmohan Singh leave alone Mulayam Singh who himself is neck deep in various cases.

President’s rule imposed in Andhra Pradesh after 41 years

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation to impose Central rule in Andhra Pradesh and also gave his assent to the Telangana Bill

 

The Bill to carve out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh (AP) on Saturday received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose Central rule in the state. This is the second time in 41 years that political issues surrounding bifurcation have led to the clamping of President’s rule in the State.

 

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014, which got Parliament’s approval on 20th February despite strong opposition from Seemandhra leaders, got the Presidential assent, paving the way for creation of the country’s 29th State by splitting Andhra Pradesh.

 

There will be 13 districts in residuary Andhra Pradesh, while Telangana will have 10 districts, including Hyderabad city.

 

In a bid to address concerns of the Seemandhra region, the union government had already announced grant of special category status, including tax incentives, to the residuary state as part of a six-point development package for AP’s two successor States.

 

The President also signed the proclamation to impose President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh following the Union Cabinet’s recommendation.

 

Mukherjee gave his nod to place under suspended animation the Andhra Pradesh Assembly whose term is slated to end on 2 June.

 

The decision to impose President’s Rule in Andhra Pradesh was necessitated by N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s resignation as the chief minister on 19th February as he was opposed to division of the state to carve out Telangana.

 

Andhra Pradesh governor ESL Narasimhan had recommended Central rule in the state after Reddy's resignation.

 

Earlier in 1973, following the Jai Andhra movement (separate State for Andhra region), the Indira Gandhi Government imposed President’s rule for 11 months. PV Narasimha Rao, the then chief minister, had resigned.

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Goutami

3 years ago

Are there no political leaders (that are opting for Thorne), parties, actors and other candidates (opting to get seats as MLAs or MPs), and resigned politicians(jumping parties), challenging the bifurcation. It isn't difficult there are over 80% people behind you. Common people know that political leaders are all scoundrals and so take help from Lawyers form all regions and fight to keep the TELUGUs together to the end. OUR telugu leaders from pats have fought for our unity and surely did not want our TELUGU TALLI to be RAPED in the streets of India.

Nifty, Sensex to face resistance: Weekly market report

Weakness may set in after Tuesday

Last week (ended on 21St February), we had mentioned the BSE 30-share Sensex and NSE’s 50-share Nifty may rise some more. Closing in the positive through out this week, the Nifty has closed the week at its highest since 23 January 2014.

 

The BSE Sensex closed the week that ended on 28th February, at 21,120.12 (up 419.37 points or 2.03%), while the NSE Nifty closed at 6,276.95 (up 121.50 points or 1.97%) for the week.

 

Ignoring the negative news from the US and the weakness on the Asian bourses, the domestic indices continued to close in the positive for the second consecutive session on Monday. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales fell 5.1% in January to an 18-month low. Sales of standing homes have dropped in five of the past six months. Nifty closed at 6,186 (up 31 points or 0.50%).

 

Ahead of the February futures and options expiry, the Indian market on Tuesday witnessed a highly volatile session. However, the benchmarks managed to close in the green. Nifty closed at 6,200 (up 14 points or 0.23%).

 

The Bimal Jalan panel, which scrutinised applications for new bank licences, on Tuesday submitted its report along with shortlisted entities to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI had constituted the Jalan committee to examine the fit-and-proper criteria, business plans, corporate governance practices, etc, of applicants.

 

On Wednesday, the market performed under the news from the political front, where eleven regional parties formed an alliance on Tuesday to contest general elections, presenting themselves as an alternative to the ruling Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. While on the other hand, a report by Moody's analytical arm says that though downside risks to the economy have receded in recent months, it is likely that the growth engine will continue to sputter until 2015 even if "business-friendly" Narendra Modi becomes prime minister. Nifty closed at 6,239 (up 39 points or 0.62%).

 

The stock market remained closed on Thursday on account of Mahashivratri.

 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy repeated that the central bank is likely to maintain its strategy of gradually trimming asset purchases. She also repeated that the Fed's pledge to keep the benchmark interest low at least as long as unemployment stays above 6.5% and the outlook for inflation doesn't exceed 2.5%. While back home, BJP's prime ministerial candidate for this year's elections Narendra Modi made his reformist agenda and promised policy implementation in a speech on Thursday. The market opened up in the green and remained in the positive for the entire session. Nifty closed at 6,277 (up 38 points or 0.61%).

 

For the week, among the other indices on the NSE, the top two performers were Pharma (5%) and Auto (3%), while the worst two performers were Metal (3%) and Commodities (1%).

 

Among the Nifty stocks, the top five stocks for the week were BHEL (11%); Hindalco Industries (8%); Bank of Baroda (6%); Lupin (6%) and Axis Bank (6%), while the top five losers were NTPC (15%); Tata Steel (8%); NMDC (7%); Maruti Suzuki (5%) and Sesa Sterlite (4%).

 

Of the 1,381 companies on the NSE, 666 companies closed in the green, 658 companies closed in the red, while 57 companies closed flat.

 

Out of the 27 main sectors tracked by Moneylife, top five and the bottom five sectors for this week were:

 

ML Top  sector

 

ML Worst sector

 

Pharma

5%

Consumer Products

-1%

Oil & Gas

4%

Foods & Beverages

-1%

Hotels

3%

Shipping

-1%

Chemicals

3%

Steel

-5%

Auto

3%

Energy

-6%

 

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