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MCI plans to give unique identification numbers to all doctors in India

Chennai: The Medical Council of India (MCI) is planning to give unique identification numbers to all doctors in India, according to Dr Jayshree Mehta, president of MCI.

“This is the only way to know how many doctors we have in the country. We can easily track doctors if they move from one state to another,” she said on Friday at BRONCOCON 2017 held at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.

“This will be beneficial to all as we will have records of all doctors and their practice. We can identify a doctor by the unique identification number,” Dr Mehta added.

According to Dr Mehta, 500 doctors passed out from 22 medical colleges a year when the MCI was established, while 63,985 doctors pass out from 460 medical colleges every year now.

Dr Mehta said the MCI had come up with the Digital Mission Mode Project under which they would monitor faculty members of every medical college. This will be implemented in 100 colleges by April, reports The Hindu.

“In the last two years, we have received 481 complaints and 235 appeals on medical negligence and professional misconduct. Of this, nearly 130 complaints pertain to faculty of various medical colleges submitting fake documents.”

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