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"Medical Education Policy Has to Be Re-looked, High Time for Policy Makers and Government to Apply Their Mind": Bombay High Court

By Nancy Goyal      May 24, 2021      0 Comments      983 Views

On May 19, 2021, while hearing a group of PILs on issues related to Remdesivir, Oxygen, frequent hospitals, etc., the Bombay high court comprising Justice CJ Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni hailed the Mumbai Municipal Corporation's 'extraordinary vision' of setting up Medical colleges with Corporation hospitals. The Bench expressed that if a similar pattern was utilized by different enterprises and clinics as well, there would have been the accessibility of clinical facilities today. 

The Bench stated that,

Presently if this pattern is to be utilized by all clinics, like Pune Corporation has decided to have a Medical College, look at the impact it would've had, and accessibility of beds and clinical facilities. It's an extraordinary vision. And subsequently, they can acquire all this control. I don't think some other company in Maharashtra has had this vision. There are only 5 clinical colleges in Bombay."

During the hearing, the Bench likewise said to ASG Anil Singh there must be some idea to relook the clinical education policy.

Justice Kulkarni remarked that,

We can share our experience on this Bench. A candidate in an extraordinary class possibly Defense, or some other, is getting affirmation at 192 out of 700 NEET Score yet one at 534 wasn't getting confirmation. We have hundred and lakhs of students who are from 400-500 who in the framework wouldn't be viewed as of worth to continue medical schooling. Then now we say we don't have doctors!".

He further called attention to that student from our country, due to the absence of seats go to foreign like Russia, China, etc. for medical education and when they return, they again have to give examination here.

Justice Kulkarni said that "Isn't it someplace we should truly be thinking.  we are a major country we ought to be glad for our resources. Their requirement is here. If you can give medical education facilities here, we will have more doctors here."

Bench additionally expressed that medical school’s ought to be set up, and those with 90% of facilities ought to be permitted to begin with 25-30 students, instead of waiting for a brilliant figure of 50 or 100.

Justice Kulkarni added "We need to think about our future generation. They ought not to be in confusion that there aren't doctors to treat.

It's high time for policymakers to sit down and for government to apply their brain. We can only repeat our sentiments." he further said.

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