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Regulation of Medical Education: Time for Radical Change

The arrest of the president of the Medical Council of India on charges of corruption and the body's dissolution have exposed the extortion racket that the regulatory body had been turned into. In its place the government has appointed a panel of doctors. However, this panel must make way for a regulatory body that will be accountable not only to the government and the medical community but also to the public at large.

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Regulation of Medical Education: built into the system. The MCI has three categories of members – nominees of the
Time for Radical Change central government, nominees of the different state governments and members
  elected by doctors from various states.
  No one from any of these categories
George Thomas objected to the shenanigans of Desai’s

The arrest of the president of the Medical Council of India on charges of corruption and the body’s dissolution have exposed the extortion racket that the regulatory body had been turned into. In its place the government has appointed a panel of doctors. However, this panel must make way for a regulatory body that will be accountable not only to the government and the medical community but also to the public at large.

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