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The Medical Council of India and the West Bengal Medical Council can take action against three private hospitals for running a three-year postgraduate course in emergency medicine, apparently without their approval, Calcutta High Court said on Wednesday. In the same order, Justice Dipankar Datta directed the petitioner doctors, who have completed the “postgraduate course” against a fee of Rs 12 lakh, to file affidavits stating their views. Their cases will be heard on December 4.

Human Protection and Awareness Organisation, a city-based NGO, moved a petition in the high court alleging that the three hospitals had started a three-year postgraduate emergency medicine course without obtaining the MCI or the WBMC’s approval. Sneha Chatterjee, the lawyer for the NGO, said a health institution did not have the right to start a course without the permission of the MCI or the WBMC… (The Telegraph)

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