Government urged to desist from starting the BRHC course
: The Tamil Nadu State branch of the Indian Medical Association has criticised the Medical Council of India (MCI) for its “arbitrary” decision to introduce a national entrance examination for the MBBS course and appreciated the Tamil Nadu government for opposing the move.
A resolution in this regard was passed at the State executive meeting of the IMA held here on Sunday under the chairmanship of T. Sadagopan, State president of the IMA.
The resolution also wanted the Centre not to implement the scheme till all the students were exposed to common syllabus.
In another resolution, the IMA opposed the move of the MCI and the Union Ministry of Health to introduce a three-year Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) course which it said would produce medical practitioners without adequate knowledge and leave rural Indians at their mercy for health care.
The IMA urged the Government to desist from starting the BRHC course.
Instead, the government should open more medical colleges in rural areas with special reservation for rural students.
The IMA by another resolution demanded the Union Ministry of Health to dissolve the MCI and reconstitute the MCI immediately with representatives from each State.
The meet urged the State government to enact a legislation to curb the menace of quackery and safeguard the public.