Indore: A delegation of Indian Medical Association-Indore Branch and Nursing Home Association on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a memorandum on Regional Pollution Control Board’s (RPCB) notice to them. The memorandum sought her help in formulating separate laws for small and big hospitals.

Doctors led by IMA-Indore president Dr Sanjay Londhe and secretary Dr Sumit Shukla requested Mahajan to consider hospitals as centres for serving society instead of seeing it as business establishments or industry in government policies.

IMA members also raised the issue of poor administration in Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital and the non-cooperation of administrative officers in their campaign against quacks.

“We have raised various issues before Mahajan and she has assured us to raise the issues before appropriate authorities. She also asked the MGM Medical College administration to fix a meeting for reviewing work progress of super specialty centre in MY Hospital.

Want an MBBS seat, just pay Rs 50 lakh

Though several persons were arrested under VYAPAM scam for securing medical seats through unfair means, MBBS seats are still offered for Rs 50 lakh by unidentified agents. Messages offering MBBS seats in various private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra for Rs 50 lakh are being circulated among aspirants by unidentified sources. Dr Sanjay Londhe said that he also got a message from an unknown source about MBBS seats. He called back on the number through which he got the message.

“The caller assured me to book MBBS seat for my ward in any of the medical colleges in state if I am ready to pay Rs 50 lakh. The person was also ready to take payment in parts and told me to give 50 per cent before booking the seat and 50 per cent after securing the seat,” Dr Londhe said. He appealed to the government to take a suo moto action against the caller and to bust the gang.

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