Indore: MPMTA protests proposed bill for management ofmedical,dental college

Association to meet other associations today to garner support

INDORE: Surprised by the proposal of Madhya Pradesh Medical, Dental Colleges and Associated Hospitals (government) Management Bill, 2017 for constituting an authority for management of medical and dental colleges in the state, medical teachers and doctors have started protesting against the bill under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Medical Teachers Association (MPMTA).

The association has also submitted a memorandum addressed to director, department of medical education to acting dean of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College con Saturday.

“We are protesting against the Bill as the proposal was prepared without any consent of the medical teachers and the clause included in it are also against the rights of teachers,” said MPMTA secretary Dr Rahul Rokade.

He said that the medical teachers were appointed under the autonomous body of medical college which was constituted in 1998 and follow the rules and regulations of the body. “Sudden changes in the rules for medical teachers will be like cheating with us.

The government didn’t take the views of faculties in medical colleges before preparing the draft bill as it will also affectthe seniority and promotions of many faculties,” Dr Rokade said in a press release. MPMTA officials said that no such authority has been constituted in any state and it will damage the structure of medical education system in the state.

“We will hold a meeting with other organisations including Nursing Home Association, Indian Medical Association and Nurses’ Association on Monday and will decide our future course of action to protest against the Bill,” he said.

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