18 doctors booked for exam malpractice

BHUBANESWAR: As many as 18 doctors were booked for malpractice during the Post- Graduate Medical Entrance Examination held here on Sunday.  Sixteen of them were caught with mobile p

Published: 23rd January 2012 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: As many as 18 doctors were booked for malpractice during the Post- Graduate Medical Entrance Examination held here on Sunday.

 Sixteen of them were caught with mobile phones while two for exchanging answers. Director, Medical Education and Training (DMET), Dr PK Dash and Joint Director Dr Sitaram Mohapatra, who carried out a thorough check of the examination centre at OUAT here, scratched the answer-sheets of the PG aspirants disallowing them to continue appearing for the test.

 Not long ago, doctors at AIIMS had been caught for e-copying and as a precautionary measure the DMET had strictly banned use of electronic gadgets such as mobile phones in the examination halls.

 Every year, entrance test for 200 PG seats in three medical colleges is held by the DMET. While the DMET is the chairman of the entrance committee, medical colleges are entrusted with the job of convening the test. This year, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, was the convener.

“Malpractice during such an important entrance test cannot be tolerated. The candidates will go on to be specialists in the future and they cannot adopt unfair means,” Mohapatra said.

 Half of the 200 seats, for which the entrance was held, is reserved for in-service doctors while the rest is for candidates who are in private practice or just cleared MBBS. Since the questions are of objective type, the examining body adopts strict measures to prevent candidates from using unfair means. Reason: The means would put in jeopardy prospects of the talented and hard-working candidates.  Interestingly, some of the booked candidates were in-service doctors. The DMET will report them to the State Government for necessary action. For the examination, two dozen rooms had been booked in OUAT.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp