51% Of Odisha Doctors Lack Qualification, HC Orders Survey

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Expressing concern on a report of the World Bank stating 51% of the medical practitioners in Odisha do not possess valid qualifications, the Orissa High Court has ordered a survey in this regard.

The Court has directed the Additional Chief Secretary of the Health & Family Welfare Department to to come up with a comprehensive plan under which a survey will be undertaken to ascertain that every allopathic doctor practising in Odisha in possesses the proper and relevant qualification.

“Such a survey should be undertaken in a time bound manner and be concluded preferably within a period of six months,” the Court added.

The Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department has to submit an affidavit in the Court at least one week prior to the next date, setting out the modalities of verification, the time period within which the verification will be concluded and the consequential action if it is found that a person was practising without due qualification.

The Court stated that the steps be taken in co-ordination with the Medical Council of India. The case has been listed on January 27, 2023

Do you find this post useful?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

You may also like

Leave a Comment