MCI Holds Medical Varsities Launching PDCC This Yr

Launching Of PDC Courses Banned By MCI
A few health universities which had come forward to introduce new Postgraduate and Post Doctoral certificate courses for the upcoming academic year has been banned by the MCI (Medical Council of India). As a result it is expected to result in devastating for lakhs of Indian doctors.


Initially, only MD Doctors can take up the Post Doctorate Certificate courses (PDCC) in order to conduct more specialized procedures and surgeries. The medical industry has brought up strict rules which says that a doctor will not be allowed to conduct an angiogram unless and until he/she has completed an 18-month fellowship or the ODCC courses.

On applying a hold for all these courses the MCI will prevent many doctors from conducting angiograms and other specialized procedures, which could further damage an industry already reeling from a lack of medical specialists and doctors.

Since the last 20 years, all medical institutes across nation have revealed that most institutions were still shocked over the news. Currently, the reason for those ban remains unclear. However, most medical institutions maintain that a ban like this could cause serious damage to the industry.

Moreover, the experts have revealed that the new MCI directive will only cause a drastic reduction in the number of specialists. For instance, the population of India over the age of 60 is raising rapidly. Hospitals and other health centres will need health universities to create fellowship geriatric courses in order to treat the aged people.

Though all doctors are furious at the MCI's attempt to control the Medical industry, most of them have pointed out that the contradiction of having the UGC set up Innovation Universities to give greater freedom for innovative ideas and research, while the MCI issues hold on chokehold places over the medical industry.

The sources from the Education sector stated that the MCI's jurisdiction should be limited to education and not the structuring of courses, which is not its job.

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