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5 crores fine imposed on UP medical college by SC
TNN,  25 February 2021
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court (SC) imposed Rs 5 crore fine on a private medical college in Unnao city of Uttar Pradesh for granting admission to the students by violating the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations. They allowed 132 students to complete the MBBS course on the condition that they will serve the community for two years after graduating as doctors.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and L Nageswara Rao said that the Saraswati Medical College had given admission to 132 students without seeking any approval from the Director General Medical Education of UP. He further said that cancelling their admission at this phase will not serve any beneficial purpose as they have already finished the second year of the medical course.

The SC said that intentional violation of the regulations done by the medical college while granting admission to 132 students cannot be overlooked. The petitioner-college is instructed to deposit Rs 5 crore fine in the registry of the court within a period of 8 weeks.

The court also instructed the medical college not to recover the fine amount from any of the students in any method. The Supreme Court has directed the National Medical Commission to create a trust to manage the fine amount to extend financial support to needy students who are seeking admission to medical colleges in UP.

Source: ET Healthworld
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