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JDA irked by derecognition of PG courses in two medical colleges

The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Monday derecognized the post-graduate degree courses of the Jhansi and Gorakhpur Medical Colleges for failure to meet mandatory norms laid down by the council.
Sources said the Uttar Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (JDA) may go on strike in protest.
The Director General, Medical Education, Dr. RK Srivastava told that these medical colleges had not been adhering to MCI guidelines for the last several years.
The Gorakhpur Medical College had enrolled 105 students though it had provision only for 50 seats, sources said. Significantly, norms were being violated in the medical college since 1986  and the government never raised the staff strength, they added.
Dr. Srivastava said the government could raise the number of seats at the medical colleges but only according to the norms laid down by the MCI.