ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PHILIPPINES-Militarisation of Government

list, the centre has little control over the opening of new medical colleges or of new courses. The Medical Council even now, of course, is entrusted with the tasks of recognising medical qualifications and maintaining an Indian medical register. Every university or medical institutions in the country is expected to furnish the council with adequate information about its courses so that the MCI can ensure that these fall within the prescribed norms. Moreover, the council is empowered to appoint a committee to inspect medical institutions. But the problem has been that in the event that a medical college does not meet the conditions laid down, there is little action that can be taken against it. A glaring case is that of Karnataka. Although the MCI has refused to recognise eight of the state's medical colleges

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