Chennai News

PG Medical Counselling: Government to file appeal in SC

The government doctors community in the State has already started blowing the protest bugle.

Published: 17th June 2017 11:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 11:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government will appeal against the Madras High Court order quashing the Post Graduation Medical Counselling that was conducted last month, said health minister C Vijaya Basker on Friday.

Speaking to reporters after the verdict was out, he said: “the government has conducted the counselling for PG medical courses as per the Medical Council of India and Madras High Court orders. So, we will appeal in the Supreme Court against today’s order. We will see that in-service doctors are not affected.”

Meanwhile, another official said the government may consider releasing the revised merit list to comply with the three-day deadline set by the high court.

The government doctors community in the State has already started blowing the protest bugle.
“Attitudes of Supreme Court and Medical Council of India are complicating the issue. They are grabbing the power of states in medical education,” claimed G R Ravindranath, general secretary, Doctors’ Association for Social Equality (DASE).

He demanded the Central government to bring in an ordinance to amend MCI regulations and grant 50 per cent reservation for government doctors, as was followed in Tamil Nadu so far.

He also urged all political parties to join hands to retrieve the rights of the State in the medical education sphere.

Students’ Diploma Post Graduation Association immediately announced a dharna on Saturday at Madras Medical College demanding the government to protect the rights of service candidates.

Also, the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) would convene its general body meeting to discuss the next course of action.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp