Bangalore: The Medical Council of India (MCI) recently carried out surprise inspections at medical colleges across the country and suspended 25 professors who were either running private clinics or practicing in private hospitals.
According to the MCI norms, those who have been appointed as professors at medical colleges are not allowed to run a private clinic or work at any private hospital.
The MCI crackdown found that most cases of such violations were in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
The MCI has recommended to the respective state medical councils to remove these doctors’ name from the Indian Medical Directory and the state medical directory for at least four years. [Source: DNA]