Delhi medical M.Sc. teachers meet Nadda

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, August 11, 2017 | 5:02:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 2 Comment

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A delegation of National M.Sc. Medical Teachers' Association (NMMTA) on Friday met Health Minister J.P. Nadda and sought his intervention in getting the medical M.Sc. teachers authorisation to sign diagnostic laboratory reports instead of doctors.

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A delegation of National M.Sc. Medical Teachers' Association (NMMTA) on Friday met Health Minister J.P. Nadda and sought his intervention in getting the medical M.Sc. teachers authorisation to sign diagnostic laboratory reports instead of doctors.

According to NMMTA, medical M.Sc. degree holders in the subjects of Biochemistry and Microbiology have been working as consultants (Microbiologists or Biochemists) in both private and government diagnostic laboratories since decades.

"The training imparted to the medical M.Sc. students in the medical colleges, which is at par with the doctors with MD in the same subjects, have empowered them to undertake this role efficiently," said NMMTA Secretary Arjun Maitra.

Earlier, in a communication to the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), the Medical Council of India (MCI) wrote that only persons registered with MCI or State Medical Council should sign/countersign laboratory reports.

However, following widespread outrage, NABL reverted to its previous guidelines of giving signatory authority to medical M.Sc. degree holders.

"MCI's letter to NABL has been misconstrued as MCI's order and is being misused to deny signatory roles to medical M.Sc. Biochemists and Microbiologists. MCI has clarified that it has no jurisdiction over private hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic laboratories, yet it takes the liberty to opine on who should sign the laboratory test reports," said Maitra.

The NMMTA said that the only authority to decide who should sign the laboratory reports rests with the guidelines of the state or central Clinical Establishments Acts and not the MCI.

Stating that an attempt is being made to wrongly project laboratory services as the practise of medicine, the NMMTA, citing the Indian Medical Council Act, said doctors should only sign or authenticate a medical or fitness certificate or any other certificate required by any law.

--IANS

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  • Date: 8/13/2017 2:10:15 AMABCHOUDHURY12

    NMMTA delegates have done very right thing at right moment to project the real scenario, where the role of M.Sc. Medical persons in the field of teaching in medical colleges and in diagnostic laboratories had long been oppressed in spite of serving flawlessly in this field for decades, to the higher authorities who are kept in dark about the nature and curriculum of M.Sc. Medical course in different subjects. To save the dignity of highly esteemed M.Sc. Medical, Ph.D. Medical courses, as are considered in other parts of world, these courses should be registered under medical council as it is taught under medicine faculty like M.D. course. Also medical council should include members from Medical M.Sc. person in its committee. Hope after this meeting with NMMTA delegates, Government would rectify Central Clinical Establishment act rule and include M.Sc. degree in the human resource section for the role as signatory authority and in charge in all types of Clinical laboratory.

  • Date: 8/12/2017 1:58:12 AMAKDas

    The decision to omit MSc from signatory authority is equivalent to ethnic cleansing for maintaining purity of race. This move will jeopardize future af thousands and many more associated with them. If govt is concerned about quality, it should be conducting licensing exam for signatory authority for all degree holders ( as done in western countries). This will serve all purpose and remove discrimination at the same time.

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