Monday, 15 June 2015

State Medical Council cracks down on 'fake' MD physicians

The Medical Council, the apex body of medical professionals in the state, has launched a crackdown against doctors who pursue post-graduate degrees through distance education and claim to be MD physicians.

"The degrees such doctors pursue are not recognised by the Medical Council of India and Maharashtra Medical Council," MMC president Dr Kishor Taori said.

"As per our data, there are around 600 such doctors," Taori said. He said that Medical students in India need to complete a four-and -ahalf-year MBBS course, followed by one-year internship and another three years for post-graduation. Hence, a four to five year course in medicine at universities abroad should be equivalent only to an MBBS degree. PTI