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CBI files chargesheet against Ramadoss

Following two inspections of the campus,The MCI had made it clear that permission may not be granted to IMCHRC due to deficiencies observed by its inspectors.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 28, 2012 1:53:42 am

The CBI on Friday filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against former Union health minister for allegedly abusing his official position in allowing a Indore-based medical college to go ahead with admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical material.

The chargesheet also names nine others,including two senior government officials,two doctors of Safdarjung Hospital here and five persons associated with the private hospital in Indore — Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) — which allegedly gained “pecuniary advantage” in 2008.

According to chargesheet,Ramadoss and the other accused conspired in permitting IMCHRC admission for second year despite the fact that the Medical Council of India (MCI) and a committee appointed by the Supreme Court had said it did not have sufficient faculty and clinical material required as per MCI norms. Following two inspections of the campus,The MCI had made it clear that permission may not be granted to IMCHRC due to deficiencies observed by its inspectors.

According to CBI,another inspection team with two of the accused was formed in 2008. After these doctors inspected the college,they filed a report saying there was adequate strength of faculty for admission of 100 MBBS students and other facilities for 150 students.

Media norms: NHRC says won’t intervene

National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice K G Balakrishnan on Friday said even though the rights body is a party to the ongoing case in the Supreme Court about framing media guidelines for court reporting,the panel has decided not to intervene in the case.

He said the decision not to intervene in the matter,which is being heard by a Bench headed by CJI S H Kapadia,was taken at a recent sitting of the commission. “NHRC is a formal party in that litigation. But we decided it is a matter between media and the court. We have no role to play,” hesaid. The NHRC chairperson was interacting with reporters after a workshop on human rights and functioning of NHRC.

He said NHRC would not like to have any curb on media and it would rather want to have as much increased interface with media as possible for building awareness on rights issues.

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