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
The Director General, Medical Education, Dr. RK Srivastava told that these
medical colleges had not been adhering to MCI guidelines for the last several
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.