Indian president signs ordinance to dissolve medical council

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 19 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2685
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The Medical Council of India, which is responsible for maintaining standards of medical education in the country, was dissolved on 15 May after the president of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, signed an ordinance authorising the government to intervene in running the council in matters of “national policy.”

    The move follows the arrest last month of the council’s president, Ketan Desai, by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation …

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