The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) booked five senior Rajasthan government doctors for granting recognition to the nursing colleges which did not have standard facilities for the students, officials said. The doctors are professors at the medical colleges in the state and had inspected these nursing colleges as designated members of the Rajasthan Nursing Council for granting them recognition, they added. The authorities of five nursing colleges were also booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to ACB’s Inspector General Umesh Mishra, the agency had raided about 75 colleges in March on complaints of irregularities. ”It was found that many of these nursing colleges were granted recognition from the Rajasthan Nursing Council despite the fact that they did not have proper facilities,” said Mishra. The officer added that each-inspection team consists of two designated members of the Rajasthan Nursing Council including a professor at a government medical college and a teacher of a government nursing institution. ”First information reports have been registered against senior doctors including Jhalawar Medical College’s professor Sushil Kochar, SMS Medical College’s associate professors R.K. Gupta and Rambabu Sharma, JK Lon Hospital’s professors Dr L.D. Agrawal and Rambabu Gupta,” said Mishra. Authorities of four nursing colleges in Jaipur and one in Jodhpur have also been booked, said the officer.
In the fourth episode of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan highlighted issues dealing with medical malpractice. The show has brought to fore issues like child sex abuse and female foeticide, not your usual dinner table chatter and has actually forced various state governments get their act together. The Haryana government has announced that pregnant women will have to submit a photocopy of their identification proof at ultrasound centres as a pre-condition for undergoing the test and there are plans to embed observer chips in ultrasound machines. Aamir Khan also met Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to discuss the female foeticide situation in the state and convinced him that infanticide cases should be fast-tracked in special court. In MP, 65 MTP (medical termination of pregnancy) licences were suspended because they hadn’t submitted the necessary documents. Recently the child sex abuse bill was also passed in Parliament to protect under 18s from sexual predators.
Also read about Satyamev Jayate’s other episodes:
- Dealing with alcohol abuse
- Female foeticide
- Child sex abuse
- Pesticides and fertilisers
- Enabling our disabled
- Medical malpractice