After perusing State government’s affidavit relating to the removal of deficiencies relating to infra-structure, staff and other aspects regarding newly set-up Government Medical College at Chandrapur, pointed out by the MCI team after inspection of the college and on which the MCI’s negative recommendations are based, Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Swapna Joshi , at the high court here, have urged that the Medical Council of India may reconsider its thinking about the Medical College at Chandrapur.
The court has referred to the State government’s affidavit, stating that it has removed all the deficiencies barring very few minor ones regarding the said college and now it is for the MCI to modify its recommendations to the Centralgovernment. The HC has clarified that it is not directing the MCI to act in a certain manner. It can decide to make recommendations either way- negative or positive, whatever it thinks proper. The court has asked to place its recommendations either way, before the court by May 6 next, after sending those to the Central government.
Indulging in a bit of plain speaking , the court has stated that all these years its experience has been that the MCI has proved itself a stumbling block in opening of and continuing new government medical colleges in rural and tribal areas of the State. Advocate Anil Kilor appeared for the PIL petitioner Prakash Atenkar. Senior counsel Anand Jaiswal with Adv. Rahul Bhangde (MCI), Anil Kamle (Central Govt.) and GP Bharati Dangre (State) represented the respondents.