Faked documents and recommendations by doctors helped nab the dean

TN medical college dean to be removed on charge of impersonation
news Education Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:49

The dean of Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Kancheepuram district will be removed from the medical register for three years on charges of “presenting fake documents“ and “impersonation“.

A letter sent by the Medical Council of India to the state council said the dean, Dr V R Mrinalini, faked documents and gave the name of a doctor working in an Andhra Pradesh medical college as a faculty member in her college.

The order recommending suspension is undersigned by MCI deputy secretary Ashok Kumar Harit. “Our inquiries proved her guilty and we felt it was gross misconduct of medical ethics. But we will not be able to directly initiate action as all doctors are registered the state council. Once the state council authorities remove her name, we will debar him in the central registry,” said a senior MCI official to Times of India.

The doctors had private practice in states such as Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka. At least four doctors from Tamil Nadu were found guilty but the state medical council did not initiate action against them for “want of details.“ “This time, we hope they will initiate action. We have given details of the inquiry along with the conclusions made by the ethical committee,“ the official said.

The MCI, the apex body regulating medical education in the country, constituted a sub-committee to scrutinize the declarations submitted by various faculty members of medical colleges across the country as part of the 2015-16 assessment. The committee found the name of Dr Nookala Sunil Kumar listed as faculty member of Narayana Medical College, Nellore, in an inspection on September 27, 2014, and as a member of the Melmaruvathur college the next month. As per rules, a doctor working as faculty in any medical college should be a full-time faculty and cannot work in more than one college.

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